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

  • Garstang Community Primary School Leavers Show July 15, 2019 - Wow what an unbelievable and amazing performance from the students in year 6 at Garstang Community Primary School. We were treated to a superb performance of School of Rock by the leavers students. The outfits, singing, dancing, acting and of course the musical instruments that some of the students played just showed how very talented […]
  • Garstang Scarecrow Festival Prize Giving Ceremony Sunday 7th July July 15, 2019 - It was an absolute pleasure to present the trophies, prizes and certificates to all of the scarecrow winners in Cherestanc Square at the festival on Sunday 7th July. There were a total of 24 winners including the People’s vote which must have been very hard for the judges as there were over 160 scarecrows around […]
  • Radio Lancashire interview with John Gillmore 5th July July 15, 2019 - Radio Lancashire broadcast their popular show with presenter “Gilly” John Gillmore live from the centre of Garstang at Garstang Scarecrow Festival Friday 5th July. It was a pleasure to be interviewed on live radio and actually be described as a young Mayor! I think the Radio Lancashire team were impressed with all the scarecrows in […]


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