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

  • Garstang War Memorial July 16, 2018 - Ths evening at Garstang War Memorial we placed the first plaque for Garstang and District Heritage Society’s WW1 Commemorative Poppy Trail.
  • Town Council minutes, 16th July 2018 July 16, 2018 - 20180716 Minutes Draft
  • The 1st Ice Cream Festival in Garstang July 15, 2018 - Today I was invited to Garstang’s 1st ever Ice Cream Festival. What an absolutely wonderful day, the people flocked into Garstang by the thousands, we had ice cream, bands, kite displays, made in Lancashire mini market,Garstang-on-sea, Ukulele groups, community groups, vehicle displays, fun zones, crazy golf, colouring competition display. Today was such a fantastic day, […]


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