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

  • Reducing Reoffending Fund Reopens For Applications February 15, 2019 - I am writing to inform you that, following successful allocations during 2018, I am reopening my reducing reoffending fund for applications. I am delighted to say that £20k has been allocated to each of the four local Reducing Reoffending Boards and is now available for charities, organisations and partners to bid for projects that work […]
  • Flooding Defences Consultation February 15, 2019 - Please see the attached consultation being undertaken by DEFRA Flood defences
  • Access Fylde Coast – Get Involved February 15, 2019 - Dear Businesses in Wyre, We are writing to let you know about an exciting and unique project that will play a major part in boosting tourism and supporting the local economy across the Fylde Coast. The Access Fylde Coast project will take every opportunity to enhance Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre as outstanding locations for people with disabilities […]


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