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 Treasure Trail August 12, 2017 - Garstang was “buzzin” today with families taking part in the Independent Traders treasure trail. Even a lunchtime shower  could not dampen spirits. Chase from Paw Patrol was on hand to welcome everyone and ensure they had a great day wondering up and down the high street looking for clues. A great thank you to the Independent […]
  • Awards Ceremony for Hanging Baskets/Troughs etc. August 9, 2017 - Having been involved in the judging in July it was now time to celebrate the wonderful entries and have the privilege of presenting the awards at a ceremony held at the Royal Oak. What a incredibly difficult job the judging was. It is one thing walking down the high street and noticing the amazing displays […]
  • Planning Committee agenda, 14th August 2017 August 9, 2017 - planning agenda 14 August 17

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