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

  • Impersonation Fraud Awareness November 14, 2019 - The Economic Crime Unit at Lancashire Police would like to make you aware of a video in relation to Impersonation Fraud. Impersonation Fraud is when a fraudster contacts a victim impersonating professional people such as The Police, HMRC or The Bank. The fraudster will then convince the victim that their money is under attack, or […]
  • Garstang Fairtrade 25 Years Anniversary November 14, 2019 - As Mayor I am so very proud Garstang Fairtrade Steering Group are celebrating 25 years in our beautiful market town.  It is a testament to your hard work and dedication.  Congratulations from Garstang Town Council.
  • Planning Committee agenda, 18 November 2019 November 13, 2019 - 20191118 Planning Agenda


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