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 Show 3rd August August 21, 2019 - Wow, what an amazing day we had at what was the 203rd show! Garstang Show is a special day in the calendar of events in Garstang where the community come together and showcase the best of farming, horticulture and rural life. I was invited along with my consort to enjoy the show and have lunch […]
  • Could You Be A Befriender? August 16, 2019 - We have BEFRIENDING OPPORTUNITIES available in Garstang, Cabus, Bilsborrow, Knott End and Preesall . Have you ever thought of volunteering and making a difference to someone’s life and fulfilling your own? By giving one hour a week to support a person you would have a massive impact on their wellbeing and quality of life. If interested […]
  • Community Event – crime and fraud prevention August 16, 2019 - All are welcome to come along to a community event that we are holding together with partners from Nationwide Building Society on 4th September 2019 at Booths Café, Garstang. The event will focus on crime and fraud prevention but we also invite the public to attend with any community concerns that they wish to bring […]


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