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

  • Lancashire police, an update for the weekend /2/07/2020 July 2, 2020 - We just wanted to let you know that a significant policing operation is in place for the weekend, as officers prepare for the reopening of pubs and bars in Lancashire. From Saturday, all pubs and bars, closed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, can reopen with restrictions. Police are encouraging people to enjoy their […]
  • Wyre Council – Longer car parking to boost town centre trade July 2, 2020 - From week commencing Monday 6 July, Wyre Council will be extending parking stays to help boost town centre trade. For the next three months parking times will be extended by an hour in Poulton on Mondays, Fleetwood on Tuesdays, Cleveleys on Wednesdays and Garstang on Thursdays. Parking on all Wyre Council’s long stay car parks […]
  • Armed Forces Day June 27, 2020 - It was an honour for me to raise the Armed Forces flag today at 11am at Kepple Lane Park to celebrate Armed Forces Day in Garstang. I raised the flag to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. Armed Forces Day was established on August 31st 1949 to enable the […]

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