Mayor’s Blog

02 Dec 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Who would have wanted to stay in and watch strictly come dancing when you could have gone out to watch the Garstang Theatre Group Xmas ‘panto’ Beauty and the Beast. Great costumes, excellent singing all supported by a wonderful cast (including lots of children). Lyn and I had a brilliant evening – well done everyone […]


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27 Nov 2017

Garstang Xmas Lights Switch On

A great honour for Lyn and I to be involved with the annual switch on. The rain did not dampen the spirits as the community Primary school led the carol singing and Sandra Perkins blessed the crib. Lyn, myself, The Mayor of Wyre and her consort, the Young Mayor of Garstang and the Garstang Festival […]


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27 Nov 2017

Lancashire Day

Celebrated Lancashire Day with our Town Crier who read out the Lancashire Cry from the Market Cross. Another brilliant performance from Hilary out Town Crier.


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20 Nov 2017

Garstang Cricket Club

Many congratulations to our cricket team on their brilliant double. I was only too pleased to leave the council meeting early to enable me, along with Mayor of Wyre Borough Alice, to cut the celebration cake.


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15 Nov 2017

Garstang Community Academy Achievement Evening

Garstang should be so proud of the achievements of class of 2017 who excelled in all areas from the academic through to the sporting and personal. On a night of celebration there was a catalogue of excellence and achievement. Many congratulations to all of the class of 2017 your future looks assured and congratulations to the […]


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12 Nov 2017

Remembrance Day

Many thanks to David Brewin for putting out all the poppies along the High Street and throughout Town and for organising the collections and sorting out the arrangements on the day. Also my sincere thanks to Rev. Evan Gray for a  poignant and very moving sermon. Lastly thanks to Garstang for turning out in force to line […]


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04 Nov 2017

Community Bonfire & Fireworks

Now being a Garstang Lion I have volunteered for many years helping to build the bonfire in the morning then collect money or help marshall on the evening. This year was a real treat as i actually got to light it. With some trepidation and health & safety warnings, accompanied by Lyn and Nathan (our young mayor) we […]


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04 Nov 2017

Poppy Appeal

  In the afternoon I joined Lyn in Booths selling poppies and other remembrance day items. I had decided to stay an hour which actually lasted 3 hours. Time flies when you meet so many people some who you know and some who you do not and spend time chatting. People are so generous for this […]


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04 Nov 2017

Craft sale

A quick stroll from the URC and into the Arts Centre to wander round their craft sale. Some really impressive works on display and for sale. Great hospitality and friendliness again and another cup of coffee. Again was tempted and got 2 glass Christmas coasters for our early morning tea.


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04 Nov 2017

Xmas Card Sale

Usually i would be helping the Lion build the community bonfire but this year i was excused so that i could officially open the annual charity Christmas card sale at the united reformed church. I was announced by our own Town Crier – what a fabulous job she does for our town. I then had the opportunity […]


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