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23 Jun 2020

Town Councillor vacancies

Garstang Town Council has 2 Town Cllr vacancies – make a change, become a town councillor As a councillor representing the community of Garstang, you will help to keep it a great place to work and live in. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable […]


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15 Jun 2020

Wyre Council press release: Lancashire council leaders agree to explore new Combined Authority

Lancashire council leaders have agreed in principle to explore a combined authority for Lancashire. At a meeting of all Lancashire council leaders on Wednesday a unanimous decision was taken for the councils to work together more closely to improve the economy of Lancashire addressing issues such as transport and inward investment. At a meeting of […]


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12 Jun 2020

Market Town working group

Garstang Town Council have joined forces with local businesses and groups to form the ‘Market Town Working Group’. As we begin to relax the lockdown, the group is working to put in place all the necessary safety measures to ensure Garstang is ready to welcome visitors back. We have a wide range of independent retailers […]


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12 Jun 2020

Garstang Town Council business mailing list

The Town Council has collated a new Garstang Town Council Business Mailing List, which is now live. In order for us to effectively distribute vital information to over 200 businesses in our town, we need to ensure that uptake of this new mailing list is high and so ask that you share the link below […]


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03 Jun 2020

Police warning stay safe around open water 3/6/2020

Lancashire Police is warning people to take care and be responsible around open water after the recent hot weather and as summer approaches. Recent days have seen groups of people gathering in Appley Bridge Quarry near Skelmersdale and also reservoirs around Darwen and Rivington. The number of people gathering at Appley Bridge led to officers […]


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03 Jun 2020

Wyre Council launches further discretionary grant scheme to help businesses affected by coronavirus

Wyre Council has launched a new grant scheme aimed at small and micro businesses and charities in the borough. In recognition that some businesses did not benefit from the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Fund, the Government has made available funds of £1,596,500 to Wyre Council to provide a […]


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31 May 2020

The NHS Test and Trace service has been launched – Beware of Scams

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 […]


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21 May 2020

Message from the Mayor, Cllr Elizabeth Webster

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 […]


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19 May 2020

Temporary road closure on Garstang Road, Barnacre with Bonds on 15/6/2020 until 28/06/20

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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19 May 2020

Places of worship and outdoor congregational prayers/gatherings 19/5/2020

The Government’s announcement on 10 May has not altered guidance for places of worship or the position on outdoor congregational prayers, and places of worship should remain closed whilst some elements of the lockdown are eased.  This will be reviewed by the Government in July 2020 at the earliest. In relation to Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations marking […]


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