Welcome to Garstang Town Council

Garstang is an ancient market town in mid Lancashire in the north west of England. It has a current electorate of 3,500. The town’s history stretches as far back as the Domesday book and beyond when it was spelled “Cherestanc”. For centuries Garstang, situated between the much larger communities of Preston and Lancaster, has been the hub of the wider agricultural community. A market with a heritage dating back to the Stuart period and earlier continues to be held every Thursday. Garstang has its own town council, which runs this website. The council has 12 members and employs a clerk and a lengthsman. The council’s powers are limited but it keeps a close watching brief on many issues, including planning, highways, policing, etc..A parish precept is levied to fund the council’s spending.

Latest News & Minutes

  • Wyre’s New Mayor June 18, 2019 - Wyre Council has welcomed their new Mayor, the first citizen of Wyre, for 2019/2020, Councillor Ann Turner. She has chosen Councillor Andrea Kay as her Lady Mayoress and her brother in law and sister, Councillors Barry and Colette Birch, as her deputies. Councillor Turner first become a councillor in 2007 after her retirement as assistant […]
  • Neighbourhood Watch Week 2019 June 18, 2019 - Today marks the start of Neighbourhood Watch Week 2019 where we’ll be celebrating the amazing work our volunteers do in their communities. We’ll be looking at areas where you expect Neighbourhood Watch to operate in and around (burglary) as well as some more unexpected ones (knife violence and social isolation). Our message this year is […]
  • Bringing art in the community to Garstang Scarecrow Festival June 18, 2019 - Wyre Council is delighted to be working with the organisers of this year’s Garstang Scarecrow Festival, to put together an arts trail along the towpath in the town between Kepple Lane and Bridge House Marina. Known as ‘the towpath project’, this new enhancement to the festival involves two artists’ residencies organised by the council’s arts […]


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