Mayor’s Blog

04 Nov 2019

Garstang Community Bonfire & Fireworks Display 2nd November

Wow Garstang & District Lions! What a fantastic display of fireworks you provided for the community on Saturday night. It was a real honour and treat to be invited to light the bonfire this year. Thank you so very much for inviting myself and the Deputy Youth Mayor. Thank you also to all the Lions […]


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04 Nov 2019

United Reformed Church Christmas cards sale 2nd November

I was officially invited to open the annual charity cards sale at the United Reformed Church Hall, along with our lovely Town Crier, Hilary. It was super to see the 3 charities I am supporting in my year of office along with 9 other charities. I came away with a bag full of goodies! I […]


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04 Nov 2019

Britain in Bloom Awards Friday 1st November

Congratulations to our Garstang in Bloom team who walked away with 3 trophies! Garstang was awarded with Best Small Town and Gold in the Small Town category. Kepple Lane Park also won Gold in the Small Parks category. I was lucky enough to be invited by the ‘Bloomers’ to the Britain in Bloom awards ceremony […]


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04 Nov 2019

Goodness Baked site visit 20th October

I am raising funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young, North West Air Ambulance and Rosemere Cancer Foundation. My next fundraising event is Garstang Santa Dash which will be held on Sunday 8th December at 11am. Local artisan baker Goodness Baked have been kind enough to donate gingerbread Christmas trees to everyone who enters the […]


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04 Nov 2019

Democratic week – school visits 18th October

What a wonderful day the Deputy Mayor, our Clerk, Youth Mayor & I had visiting St Thomas’and St Mary and Michael primary schools on Friday 18th October for Democratic week. The children were absolutely delightful and a real credit to the schools and parents. We discussed all the different layers of councils, Councillors and what […]


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17 Oct 2019

Garstang Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club

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. […]


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07 Oct 2019

The Annual Meeting of Garstang Youth Council

Congratulations & best wishes to our new Young Mayor, Declan Stephen and a big thank you to our outgoing Young Mayor, Robert Ibison. Garstang Youth Council was officially founded in 2012 by Cllr Lynn Harter and has grown from strength to strength. Declan is our eighth Young Mayor. Garstang Youth Council is proud to have […]


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07 Oct 2019

Garstang Musical Productions – Revuesical

We had the pleasure of listening to the talented members of Garstang Musical Productions at their latest production, Revuesical. We had an amazing time. You are all so very talented. Thank you for inviting us.


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01 Oct 2019

Mayor’s Charity night at Farina & Co, Catterall

What a superb evening we had a few weeks ago at the new Italian, Farina & Co raising money for my chosen charities; CRY, North West Air Ambulance and Rosemere Cancer Foundation. We enjoyed a 3 course meal accompanied by live music. The place was absolutely heaving. We couldn’t believe our luck when we realised […]


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21 Aug 2019

Garstang Show 3rd August

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 […]


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