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

  • Town Council extra-ordinary meeting agenda, 7 September 2016 August 20, 2016 - extra ord 7 Sept 16
  • Temporary road closure on Church Street, Garstang August 10, 2016 - The Town Council has been informed of a temporary road closure on Church Street, Garstang The temporary prohibition is necessary  to enable BT works to take place. 1. No motor vehicles will be allowed over that length of Church Street, Garstang from its junction with B6430 Park Hill Road to its junction with B6430 Bridge Street. 2. […]
  • Photo Competition – See your photos on our website July 31, 2016 - The Town Council launched its new web site www.garstangtowncouncil.org earlier this year. It is the place to visit for council agendas and minutes, policy and procedures, up to date council news and contact details. There is also a frequently asked question page which helps to answer your questions regarding local services. At the top of […]


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