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

  • Safer Driving This Winter December 4, 2019 - What advice can you give me about winter driving? Despite everyone’s best efforts, winter weather can still make roads treacherous and there is no guarantee that roads will always be completely free of ice and snow. The key to safer driving this winter is to make sure you and your vehicle are fully prepared and […]
  • Community Day 11th December 2019 December 4, 2019 - We will be at Booths Garstang in the café area on the 11th December 2019 between 1pm and 3pm holding one of our community days in partnership with Nationwide Building Society. Nationwide will be offering help and support to avoid falling a victim of Fraud particularly over the Christmas period. Officers from Garstang will be […]
  • Lancashire Day Cry November 27, 2019 - Hilary our Town Crier reading the Lancashire Day proclamation today at the Market Cross.


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