Mayor’s Blog

04 Apr 2018

Memory Cafe ‘Chippy Lunch’

We were invited ‘out to lunch’ in the library by the Memory Cafe. Before Jonny from Garstang Fish & Chips brought over the freshly cooked meal, which included peas, we all joined in with the quiz set by quiz master Chris (from the Lions) and reminisced  about places through old postcards. We can only admire […]


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01 Apr 2018

Bonnets & Bunnies

Fabulous Saturday in Garstang where the High Street and Bridge Street were full of well over 500 children (of all ages) who took part in the Bonnets & Bunnies trail. collecting treats from local traders. This was followed by a bonnet and decorated egg competition. It is great to see our Town “buzzin” and we […]


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01 Apr 2018

Visit to Bowland Mountain Rescue

What an experience – picked up in a Mountain Rescue Land rover (and dropped back home) and shown round their base just outside Garstang. Incredible team doing an incredible job. I watched as they stripped all the kit out of one of their vehicles and methodically checked and tested everything. They do on all 3 vehicles […]


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25 Mar 2018

Raising Money for the Mayors Charities

On Saturday we run a successful Bric-a-Brac stall in the high street to raise funds for the Memory Cafe and Bowland Mountain rescue. Many thanks to Sandra Perkins who helped throughout, the Market Hall traders who at a time of a mini crises put up the stall, Iced who supplied us with much needed hot […]


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22 Mar 2018

Garstang Musical productions – Only Remembered

Moving, funny, poignant, excellent vocals and poems – what a brilliant evening. If you have not got tickets then you should get some now before they are all sold.


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20 Mar 2018

Fairtrade Quiz Winners

My granddaughter, Martha,  helping me to present the prizes for the Fairtrade Easter Competition. Little did we know that the winners were Fairtrade supporters from Japan studying at UCLAN.


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13 Mar 2018

Fairtrade Easter Trail

Following a successful Fairtrade Town Trail Quiz I was asked, along with Ruth Bruce our Fairtrade organiser, to pick out the lucky winner  of the Fairtrade Easter Egg


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04 Mar 2018

Norah Hoyles MBE

Lyn and I represented the Town Council at the funeral of former mayor of Garstang Norah. She will be a sad loss to our town and our community.


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02 Mar 2018

Town Council Awards

Nominations are now available to submit online at : www.garstangtowncouncil.org/awards Categories are: Sports Team, Business in the Community, Good Citizen, Youth Group/Community Group So get nominating now


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01 Mar 2018

Fairtrade Exhibition

Privileged to open the Fairtrade exhibition at Garstang Library last Monday with  the Mayor of Wyre Alice Collinson. The exhibition is primarily about Fairtrade gold which is explained in a series of posters as you enter the library. I would really recommend every one to have a read and find out more. There is also […]


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