Mayor’s Blog

04 Sep 2018

Garstang Ladies Speakers Club -opening meeting of the new season

I was invited to attend and open the first meeting of the season tonight at Garstang  Ladies speakers club. This is such a wonderful group with the most amazing ladies. As this was the beginning of a new season, the topic was beginnings! The speakers did an incredible job of entertaining us, we learnt new things and we laughed […]


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18 Aug 2018

Town Crier Competition 2018

What a fantastic event! Town Crier’s came from all over to attend & enter this magnificent competition. Myself and my mum Carol were part of the judging panel.  In the morning we all had a brew and some biscuits at Booths and then Hillary (our very own wonderful Town Crier) showcased the Towncriers around the […]


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08 Aug 2018

Cornmill’s 30 years celebration

Today marked 30 years since the Cornmill nursing and residential care home first opened here in Garstang and they very kindly invited myself and family to come and join in the celebrations. What a wonderful time we had meeting the residents, staff, family and watching a magic show and listening to the music. Such a […]


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07 Aug 2018

Elsie Hartley’s 100th Birthday

Today was a very special day in Garstang, one of our residents turned 100! Her name is Elsie Hartley, her family and friends celebrated at the Wyrebank and kindly invited myself to join them for cake & tea! What a pleasure meeting such a wonderful lady, happy birthday Elsie 🙂


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04 Aug 2018

Garstang Show Day

Today is a special day in our town, its Garstang Show Day. It’s a great event showcasing the very best in farming, horticulture and rural life, to date there have been 202 successful shows! Myself and guest were invited to the Presidents lunch at midday and wow what an absolute treat, we had great company, […]


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20 Jul 2018

Scarecrow Festival

Garstang Town Council held the town’s very first Scarecrow Festival from Friday 20th July until Sunday 22nd July 2018.  What an absolutely great weekend, on the Friday myself, mum, Angel and Max had some categories to judge so we had the great pleasure of walking around the town taking in the great sights of our new scarecrow […]


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16 Jul 2018

Garstang War Memorial

Ths evening at Garstang War Memorial we placed the first plaque for Garstang and District Heritage Society’s WW1 Commemorative Poppy Trail.


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15 Jul 2018

The 1st Ice Cream Festival in Garstang

Today I was invited to Garstang’s 1st ever Ice Cream Festival. What an absolutely wonderful day, the people flocked into Garstang by the thousands, we had ice cream, bands, kite displays, made in Lancashire mini market,Garstang-on-sea, Ukulele groups, community groups, vehicle displays, fun zones, crazy golf, colouring competition display. Today was such a fantastic day, […]


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13 Jul 2018

St Mary & Michael Primary School Arts Week Open Day & Assembly

This year’s theme of SSMM was “The Greatest Show”, myself & consort were invited to look around the school on the open day, were the children and staff were dressed in circus costumes-they all looked amazing. This ended in an assembly where all the children showcased what they had done that week in Arts week. […]


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10 Jul 2018

Garstang Community Primary School Year 6 Leavers Performance

Absolutely brilliant performance tonight from Garstang Community Primary School Year 6 Leavers. What a brilliant performance, the acting and singing was amazing, all the children looked like they were having an ace time-especially when they got to throw foam pies in each others faces-eeekkk!    


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