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.

Latest News & Minutes

  • Would You Know What To Do In An Emergency? August 22, 2019 - In the unlikely event of an emergency in Lancashire, would you know what to do? Whatever the answer, we’d recommend you download, and have a look at, the Lancashire Resilience Forum’s new ‘Preparing for Emergencies’ booklet here https://www.stayintheknow.co.uk/Documents/PreparingForEmergenciesBooklet.pdf There’s lots of practical tips and advice on how to protect yourself and prepare for a range of […]
  • Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend August 22, 2019 - Starting next Thursday 29 August – Sunday 1 September at 4pm 2019 at various venues around Fleetwood for a full four days of community based quality live music. Fleetwood Folk and Blues held their first event in 2015. It was an intimate event bringing quality live Folk, Blues and Acoustic Music and Dance into four […]
  • Scam Phone Call Alert August 22, 2019 - We are, once again, getting reports from across the county of scammers calling people by phone and pretending to be from the Tax Office (HMRC) or even the police. These calls are sometimes made in person and sometimes an automated message. Both will claim you owe money due to non-payment of taxes or there is […]


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