Mayor’s Blog

15 Jul 2019

Garstang Community Primary School Leavers Show

Wow what an unbelievable and amazing performance from the students in year 6 at Garstang Community Primary School. We were treated to a superb performance of School of Rock by the leavers students. The outfits, singing, dancing, acting and of course the musical instruments that some of the students played just showed how very talented […]


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15 Jul 2019

Garstang Scarecrow Festival Prize Giving Ceremony Sunday 7th July

It was an absolute pleasure to present the trophies, prizes and certificates to all of the scarecrow winners in Cherestanc Square at the festival on Sunday 7th July. There were a total of 24 winners including the People’s vote which must have been very hard for the judges as there were over 160 scarecrows around […]


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15 Jul 2019

Radio Lancashire interview with John Gillmore 5th July

Radio Lancashire broadcast their popular show with presenter “Gilly” John Gillmore live from the centre of Garstang at Garstang Scarecrow Festival Friday 5th July. It was a pleasure to be interviewed on live radio and actually be described as a young Mayor! I think the Radio Lancashire team were impressed with all the scarecrows in […]


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15 Jul 2019

Dementia Cafe Chippy Lunch

We were thrilled to be invited to the Dementia Cafe’s chippy lunch Wednesday 3rd July at Garstang Library. We were treated to fish, chips and mushy peas prepared by Cllr Jonny Leech and his team at Garstang Fish & Chips. It was so lovely to meet everyone and see the good work that the Dementia […]


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28 Jun 2019

Mayor’s Charity Gin Night

I am absolutely delighted to announce last night’s charity gin night which was held at The Wheatsheaf in Garstang raised over £300 for my charities which are CRY (The Matthew Hesmondalgh Fund) Rosemere Cancer Foundation and North West Air Ambulance. We had a super evening trying out different flavoured gins and mixes accompanied by a […]


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28 Jun 2019

Armed Forces Day – Fly a flag – 27th June 2019

Armed Forces Day is officially Saturday 29th June. It was an honour to perform the flag raising ceremony at Kepple Lane Park yesterday to celebrate Armed Forces Day in Garstang. We met to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. Armed Forces Day was established on August 31st 1949 to […]


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26 Jun 2019

The Rotary Club of Garstang and Over Wyre

We have just returned from a wonderful evening hosted by The Rotary Club of Garstang and Over Wyre at Garstang Golf Club. We were amazed at how much money is raised and good work done from this small club for good causes locally, internationally and with the youth. Hats off to you ladies and gentlemen, […]


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26 Jun 2019

Grand Opening at the Free Methodist Church, Garstang

We were invited to the grand opening of the all singing and dancing new church extension at Garstang Free Methodist Church Sunday 9th June.  The new extension is very impressive and modern with bright and airy spaces including a fabulous new kitchen.  We were surprised to learn the church and it’s parishioners had raised the money […]


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03 Jun 2019

Catterall Gala 1st June

What a super day we had at Catterall Gala. Your afternoon teas are legendary!  Every credit to the organisers for putting on such a magical day and congratulations to both Queen’s who spoke so well.  Thank you for your hospitality.  Here’s a photo of the retiring Queen and her retinue.  Well done Nell Moxham, I […]


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03 Jun 2019

Churchtown & Garstang Children’s Festival

We had two fabulous days at Churchtown’s Children’s Festival Saturday 25th May & Garstang’s Children’s Festival Monday 27th May.  Thank you to both festivals for your hospitality. We loved the processions, all the floats, fancy dress and beautiful Queens.  We hope you all had as much fun as we did despite the rain. (Photo credit: […]


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