Mayor’s Blog

11 Feb 2018

Lions Charter Evening

Being a member of Garstang Lions it was a little strange to be invited to the clubs charter dinner last Saturday as a guest and sitting on the ‘top’ table. But as usual it was a great night dancing away until midnight. It was also nice that the guest speaker Peter Howard the retired optometrist […]


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04 Feb 2018

Garstang Recycling Centre

The Household Waste Recycling Shop at Claughton (run by Gift92) has had a make over and has been expanded. It has been going so well and was in desperate need of for refurbishment. A new “cabin” has been added which has given more space and the ability to display the items for sale much better. I […]


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29 Jan 2018

Garstang School of Gymnastics

Yesterday Lyn and I were invited to the annual gymnastics show. A brilliant mixture of dance , entertainment and some breathtaking gymnastics. What an absolute credit the performers were to our town, their parents and coaches. This is a wonderful , vibrant club showcasing the very best in their sport. p.s. my daughter won a trophy here […]


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21 Jan 2018

Garstang Gators Annual Presentation Evening

Lyn and I were invited to hand out the medals and trophies at our highly successful swimming club presentation evening. To see so many enthusiastic young club members from 8 upwards enjoying themselves was a real pleasure. The swimming club although relatively small in numbers makes up for it by punching well above its weight […]


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14 Jan 2018

Garstang 10k Run

Usually as a Garstang Lion I would be car parking at this annual event but I was allowed the day off as Mayor (joined by Lyn) to start the race. Also along with the principal Mr Ashcroft we handed out the medals.        


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05 Jan 2018

Memory Cafe Xmas Lunch

Delighted to be invited to the memory cafe Xmas lunch at the Royal Oak. Lyn and I had a brilliant time and the meal was excellent. It is just so great to see everyone enjoy them selves so much. Sandra(P) and her helpers do a wonderful job and Garstang is so proud of what has […]


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20 Dec 2017

Joining Joseph – Christmas production

So our last nativity for the year and out with a bang. This was the first time i had seen this particular nativity play and Mary & Michaels put on a great performance from the blues brothers characters to the dancing sheep. AND the solo song from Joseph was – well – fantastic. Great performance such […]


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19 Dec 2017

Shine Star Shine

Community Primary nativity – another brilliant performance by our local children. What an absolute credit to the school and such an enjoyable hour.


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15 Dec 2017

Band of Kings Division Concert at Fleetwood

This is one of those occasions that as Mayor you are representing your Town at a more formal event. I have never seen so many Mayors/Mayoresses and chains of office gathered together in one place at the same time. BUT what a brilliant concert and it was going out live on BBC Radio Lancashire. The band […]


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14 Dec 2017

RVS Lunch Club Christmas Dinner

Held at St. Thomas Church Hall. A lovely Xmas lunch, turkey and all the trimmings followed by trifle, all prepared by volunteers on site. My congratulations to the cook(s) – the meal was absolutely excellent and the company first rate. To see so many of the club tucking in and chatting was a what friendship […]


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