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

  • Re-scheduled Finance Committee meeting March 21, 2018 - The Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday 10 April has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled to Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 19.30 The meeting will be held at in the meeting room at Garstang Library. Click here for the public notice.
  • Welcome to Discover Wyre’s e-newsletter March 21, 2018 - Welcome to Discover Wyre’s e-newsletter Ideas and inspiration for where to stay, play, eat and meet – coast and countryside – Fleetwood – Cleveleys – Thornton – Rossall – Knott End – Poulton-le-Fylde – Garstang – Forest of Bowland – Rural Wyre Looking for eggstra ideas for the Easter holidays? Lots of suggestions here. Marsh Mill windmill open Easter weekend Saturday […]
  • Fairtrade Quiz Winners March 20, 2018 - My granddaughter, Martha,  helping me to present the prizes for the Fairtrade Easter Competition. Little did we know that the winners were Fairtrade supporters from Japan studying at UCLAN.


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