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

  • Made in Dagenham October 19, 2017 - Last night Lyn and myself went to the opening night of the new Garstang Musical Productions show and it was brilliant. Certainly adult only due to “bad language” and innuendo but that was so much in keeping with the story and when and where it was set. This deserved all the applause it received and […]
  • Town Council extra-ordinary agenda, 23rd October 2017 October 18, 2017 - 23 Oct 2017 public extra ord
  • Memory Cafe Lunch October 16, 2017 - Treated to a fabulous hot pot lunch at the memory cafe. However I had to earn my keep by being waiter , helper and general dogsbody. It was really heartening to see so many people and carers having a good laugh and enjoying themselves whilst tucking into their lunch. What a marvellous job Sandra is […]


View more