Mayor’s Blog

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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.        

Read more

05 Jan 2018

Memory Cafe Xmas Lunch

Delighted to be invited to the memory cafe Xmas lunch at the Royal Oak. Lyn and I had a brilliant time and the meal was excellent. It is just so great to see everyone enjoy them selves so much. Sandra(P) and her helpers do a wonderful job and Garstang is so proud of what has […]

Read more

20 Dec 2017

Joining Joseph – Christmas production

So our last nativity for the year and out with a bang. This was the first time i had seen this particular nativity play and Mary & Michaels put on a great performance from the blues brothers characters to the dancing sheep. AND the solo song from Joseph was – well – fantastic. Great performance such […]

Read more

19 Dec 2017

Shine Star Shine

Community Primary nativity – another brilliant performance by our local children. What an absolute credit to the school and such an enjoyable hour.

Read more

15 Dec 2017

Band of Kings Division Concert at Fleetwood

This is one of those occasions that as Mayor you are representing your Town at a more formal event. I have never seen so many Mayors/Mayoresses and chains of office gathered together in one place at the same time. BUT what a brilliant concert and it was going out live on BBC Radio Lancashire. The band […]

Read more

14 Dec 2017

RVS Lunch Club Christmas Dinner

Held at St. Thomas Church Hall. A lovely Xmas lunch, turkey and all the trimmings followed by trifle, all prepared by volunteers on site. My congratulations to the cook(s) – the meal was absolutely excellent and the company first rate. To see so many of the club tucking in and chatting was a what friendship […]

Read more

12 Dec 2017

Victorian Evening (evening 2)

So it rained and it was cool and windy BUT another great evening. What a credit to out town that again the people turned out in force to make it another memorable event. Some different entertainment – following the drummers down the high street is really something – but our magicians were out again pulling […]

Read more