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

  • The NHS Test and Trace service has been launched – Beware of Scams May 31, 2020 - The service has been introduced to allow the NHS to trace the spread of the virus, isolate new infections and play a vital role in giving early warning if the virus is increasing again, locally or nationally. It is highly likely that scammers will make phone calls, send texts and emails pretending to be from […]
  • Message from the Mayor, Cllr Elizabeth Webster May 21, 2020 - Firstly, I hope you are all keeping safe and well in these unprecedented times. The council have managed to successfully hold two full council meetings to date and a finance committee meeting via zoom, plus our lengthsman is managing to work safely making sure the town is looking spick and span. Our next Town Council […]
  • Temporary road closure on Garstang Road, Barnacre with Bonds on 15/6/2020 until 28/06/20 May 19, 2020 - LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (GARSTANG ROAD, BARNACRE WITH BONDS, WYRE BOROUGH) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC) ORDER 2019 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Lancashire County Council has made an Order under Section 14(1) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic on the roads […]


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