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

  • Cornmill’s 30 years celebration August 8, 2018 - Today marked 30 years since the Cornmill nursing and residential care home first opened here in Garstang and they very kindly invited myself and family to come and join in the celebrations. What a wonderful time we had meeting the residents, staff, family and watching a magic show and listening to the music. Such a […]
  • Changes to local policing – brief from Chief Inspector Morley, 6th August 2018 August 8, 2018 - Overall changes for Lancashire Constabulary. We have recently recruited an additional 50 Police Control Room Operators to ensure we can respond more effectively to calls for help from the public. We will increase the number of officers on response to address concerns about the demand on this service and help to ensure we can get […]
  • Elsie Hartley’s 100th Birthday August 7, 2018 - Today was a very special day in Garstang, one of our residents turned 100! Her name is Elsie Hartley, her family and friends celebrated at the Wyrebank and kindly invited myself to join them for cake & tea! What a pleasure meeting such a wonderful lady, happy birthday Elsie 🙂


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