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

  • TOWN COUNCILLOR VACANCIES July 20, 2019 - Are you interested in local current affairs? Do you wish to serve your community? Could you provide a voice for residents? Garstang Town Council is looking to Co-Opt Two Councillors to fill the vacancies left by the recent uncontested Town Council election. As a councillor, you will be representing your community and keeping it a […]
  • Finance Committee, 6 August 2019 July 18, 2019 - 20190806 agenda
  • Wyre takes action to tackle climate change July 16, 2019 - Wyre Council outlined its plans to continue to tackle climate change at a meeting of full council last night, Thursday 11 July having already implemented a number of measures to tackle this global concern. Leader of the council, Councillor David Henderson explains, “A growing number of UK local authorities have recently passed ‘climate emergency’ motions. […]


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