Mayor’s Blog

13 Mar 2018

Fairtrade Easter Trail

Following a successful Fairtrade Town Trail Quiz I was asked, along with Ruth Bruce our Fairtrade organiser, to pick out the lucky winner  of the Fairtrade Easter Egg


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04 Mar 2018

Norah Hoyles MBE

Lyn and I represented the Town Council at the funeral of former mayor of Garstang Norah. She will be a sad loss to our town and our community.


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02 Mar 2018

Town Council Awards

Nominations are now available to submit online at : www.garstangtowncouncil.org/awards Categories are: Sports Team, Business in the Community, Good Citizen, Youth Group/Community Group So get nominating now


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01 Mar 2018

Fairtrade Exhibition

Privileged to open the Fairtrade exhibition at Garstang Library last Monday with  the Mayor of Wyre Alice Collinson. The exhibition is primarily about Fairtrade gold which is explained in a series of posters as you enter the library. I would really recommend every one to have a read and find out more. There is also […]


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24 Feb 2018

Town Council Awards

Nominations are now open for the prestigious Town Council Community Awards awards2018 nomination form categories : Sports Team Business in the Community Good Citizen Youth Group/Community Team Closing date is 31st march so if you know of anyone who deserves a trophy ‘Get Nominating Now’  


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11 Feb 2018

Lions Charter Evening

Being a member of Garstang Lions it was a little strange to be invited to the clubs charter dinner last Saturday as a guest and sitting on the ‘top’ table. But as usual it was a great night dancing away until midnight. It was also nice that the guest speaker Peter Howard the retired optometrist […]


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04 Feb 2018

Garstang Recycling Centre

The Household Waste Recycling Shop at Claughton (run by Gift92) has had a make over and has been expanded. It has been going so well and was in desperate need of for refurbishment. A new “cabin” has been added which has given more space and the ability to display the items for sale much better. I […]


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29 Jan 2018

Garstang School of Gymnastics

Yesterday Lyn and I were invited to the annual gymnastics show. A brilliant mixture of dance , entertainment and some breathtaking gymnastics. What an absolute credit the performers were to our town, their parents and coaches. This is a wonderful , vibrant club showcasing the very best in their sport. p.s. my daughter won a trophy here […]


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21 Jan 2018

Garstang Gators Annual Presentation Evening

Lyn and I were invited to hand out the medals and trophies at our highly successful swimming club presentation evening. To see so many enthusiastic young club members from 8 upwards enjoying themselves was a real pleasure. The swimming club although relatively small in numbers makes up for it by punching well above its weight […]


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14 Jan 2018

Garstang 10k Run

Usually as a Garstang Lion I would be car parking at this annual event but I was allowed the day off as Mayor (joined by Lyn) to start the race. Also along with the principal Mr Ashcroft we handed out the medals.        


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