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.

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  • Wyre Council press release March 31, 2020 - Wyre Together – making a difference to those most vulnerable Wyre Council is today (Monday 30 March) launching a community response to help those most vulnerable in the borough throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  ‘Wyre Together’ will offer support to those in the Government’s outlined high risk categories. This includes those over 70 and others […]
  • Important Information | April Edition of Focus Magazine March 31, 2020 - We hope this email finds you as well as you can be during these difficult times. Thank you for your continued support of Focus Magazine over the past few weeks. As you know, the magazine plays a hugely important role within our local community, both supporting businesses and providing residents with critical information about local […]
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