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

  • Neighbourhood Plan February 23, 2017 - At their meeting on 20th February 2017, Garstang Town Council unanimously resolved to proceed with the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan and appoint a working party to comprise town councillors, representatives of local organisations and individuals especially those with experience in the planning field. To get the project off the ground, the Town Council has […]
  • Planning Committee meeting, 20th February 2017 February 20, 2017 - 20 February 17 minutes
  • Town Council meeting 20th February 2017 February 20, 2017 - 20 February 17

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