Welcome to Garstang Town Council

Garstang is an ancient market town in mid Lancashire in the north west of England. It has a current electorate of 3,500. The town’s history stretches as far back as the Domesday book and beyond when it was spelled “Cherestanc”. For centuries Garstang, situated between the much larger communities of Preston and Lancaster, has been the hub of the wider agricultural community. A market with a heritage dating back to the Stuart period and earlier continues to be held every Thursday. Garstang has its own town council, which runs this website. The council has 12 members and employs a clerk and a lengthsman. The council’s powers are limited but it keeps a close watching brief on many issues, including planning, highways, policing, etc..A parish precept is levied to fund the council’s spending.


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  • Neighbourhood Watch Our News Jan 2020 E-Newsletter Out Now January 25, 2020 - OUR NEWS e-newsletter – January 2020 edition https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/our-news-january-edition/ The first 2020 edition of ‘OUR NEWS‘, the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters, is out. In this edition we see a sneak preview of our new Neighbourhood Watch national website, discover inspirational  work being delivered locally, celebrate successes and achievements, recognise what it means to be good […]
  • National Flood Action Week January 21, 2020 - This week is National Flood Action Week and this year’s campaign will run from the 20-26 January. The Environment Agency will be working with partners across the North West to spread the word and it would be great if you could help support the campaign by raising awareness in your community. The Environment Agency will be posting lots of […]
  • Town Council minutes, 20 January 2020 January 20, 2020 - 20200120 TC minutes V0.2

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