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 Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club October 17, 2019 - We were privileged to be invited to Garstang’s Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club which was held at Th’owd Tithe Barn. The event was very well attended and it was lovely to see so many families enjoying themselves. Many thanks for your hospitality and inviting us. The event is held the first Saturday in the month. […]
- Personnel Committee agenda, 21 October 2019 October 16, 2019 - 20191021 agenda PUBLIC
- Planning Committee agenda, 21 October 2019 October 16, 2019 - 20191021 Planning Agenda