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 Christmas Lights Virtual Switch On November 24, 2020 - Last night I had the pleasure of saying a few words and switching on the Christmas Lights. The switch on was streamed live on social media and was well received. I have to say, the lights looks absolutely magical, a credit to our beautiful town. The highlight of my night was walking home and a […]
  • Annual Youth Council meeting, 4 November 2020 November 12, 2020 - On Wednesday, 4th November 2020,  Garstang Youth Council was delighted to re-elect Youth Councillor Declan Stephen as Youth Mayor of Garstang for a further year until October 2021. Declan first joined the Youth Council in January 2016 and has already served as Youth Mayor for 2019-20. Sadly due to the coronavirus pandemic Youth Mayor Declan’s […]
  • Town Council agenda, 16 November 2020 November 11, 2020 - 20201116 TC Agenda V1.0


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