Mayor’s Blog

04 Nov 2017

Poppy Appeal

  In the afternoon I joined Lyn in Booths selling poppies and other remembrance day items. I had decided to stay an hour which actually lasted 3 hours. Time flies when you meet so many people some who you know and some who you do not and spend time chatting. People are so generous for this […]


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04 Nov 2017

Craft sale

A quick stroll from the URC and into the Arts Centre to wander round their craft sale. Some really impressive works on display and for sale. Great hospitality and friendliness again and another cup of coffee. Again was tempted and got 2 glass Christmas coasters for our early morning tea.


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04 Nov 2017

Xmas Card Sale

Usually i would be helping the Lion build the community bonfire but this year i was excused so that i could officially open the annual charity Christmas card sale at the united reformed church. I was announced by our own Town Crier – what a fabulous job she does for our town. I then had the opportunity […]


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31 Oct 2017

Turn Garstang Orange

Unbelievable!!!! over 5oo children took part in the Halloween trail around Garstang this afternoon along with parents, grandparents & families. The town was ‘buzzing’.  At one time the queues for registration stretched half way up the high street. The Young Mayor (Nathan Halford) and Youth Councillor Jorge Pollard were sent out to judge the 8 […]


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28 Oct 2017

Poppy Appeal

Further precedes from the WW1 book written by Paul Smith and Anthony Coppin were donated to this years  poppy appeal.


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25 Oct 2017

Young Mayor Making

Many congratulations to Nathan (Halford) our new young mayor. Our youth council showed us why we should be so proud of them. At a evening full of dignitaries, community leaders, friends and family they elected their new mayor, deputy mayor, secretary and social secretary. The event also included brilliant and mature speeches from Oliver and […]


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23 Oct 2017

New Councillor

Jonathan (Jonny Leech) was tonight co-opted onto Garstang Town Council.


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19 Oct 2017

Made in Dagenham

Last night Lyn and myself went to the opening night of the new Garstang Musical Productions show and it was brilliant. Certainly adult only due to “bad language” and innuendo but that was so much in keeping with the story and when and where it was set. This deserved all the applause it received and […]


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16 Oct 2017

Memory Cafe Lunch

Treated to a fabulous hot pot lunch at the memory cafe. However I had to earn my keep by being waiter , helper and general dogsbody. It was really heartening to see so many people and carers having a good laugh and enjoying themselves whilst tucking into their lunch. What a marvellous job Sandra is […]


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13 Oct 2017

Democracy Week

In the morning visited St. Mary Michaels and Community Primary Schools where I me with the school councils. Explained a little about the role of the mayors and the council. Then answered questions from the pupils – some personal, some general  and some very searching. In the afternoon teamed up with the clerk who talked […]


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