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

  • Memory Cafe ‘Chippy Lunch’ April 4, 2018 - We were invited ‘out to lunch’ in the library by the Memory Cafe. Before Jonny from Garstang Fish & Chips brought over the freshly cooked meal, which included peas, we all joined in with the quiz set by quiz master Chris (from the Lions) and reminisced  about places through old postcards. We can only admire […]
  • Bonnets & Bunnies April 1, 2018 - Fabulous Saturday in Garstang where the High Street and Bridge Street were full of well over 500 children (of all ages) who took part in the Bonnets & Bunnies trail. collecting treats from local traders. This was followed by a bonnet and decorated egg competition. It is great to see our Town “buzzin” and we […]
  • Visit to Bowland Mountain Rescue April 1, 2018 - What an experience – picked up in a Mountain Rescue Land rover (and dropped back home) and shown round their base just outside Garstang. Incredible team doing an incredible job. I watched as they stripped all the kit out of one of their vehicles and methodically checked and tested everything. They do on all 3 vehicles […]


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