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

  • Welcome to our new Mayor May 26, 2018 - So my year has come to an end and so must this blog. Thank you for logging in and following my year as Mayor. I will sign out with a few photos from mayor making on Wednesday. The first two are the handing over of the cheques for my chosen charities £750 each. (Garstang Memory […]
  • RBS Garstang branch closure, 13 August 2018 May 17, 2018 - The RBS Garstang branch will close on 13th August 2018 Please click here for the Garstang closure fact sheet- it also explains the other options to bank (NatWest/ Post Office etc).    
  • Wyre welcomes a new Mayor and congratulates Sheraton Trophy 2018 winner May 17, 2018 - Wyre Council’s annual general meeting, held on Thursday evening 10 May at the Civic Centre, Poulton saw the election of a new Mayor, along with the presentation of this year’s Sheraton Trophy. The new Mayor of Wyre for 2018/19 was announced as Councillor Marge Anderton and Deputy Mayor as Councillor Michael Barrowclough. Councillor Marge Anderton’s […]


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