Mayor’s Blog

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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12 Oct 2017


For those who may not have heard I stupidly fell off a ladder whilst cleaning some gutters last Sunday. Yes I should have waited for Lyn to get home from her charity walk so as she could steady the bottom – but I didn’t. The result one fractured thumb, badly bruised ribs and leg and […]

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07 Oct 2017

Youth Council Coffee Morning

Congratulations to our youth council for a successful and well run coffee morning and a special thanks to those who provided/made the cakes. I sampled a slice of lemon drizzle cake which i enjoyed so much that at the end as there was some left a purchased a couple more slices for Lyn and myself to […]

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06 Oct 2017

Family Fun Night

In aid of the Garstang Xmas Lights. Another successful fund raising event held by our independent traders helping to ensure that we will have our Xmas lights switched on again this year. There were amongst other attractions raffles, tombolas, lucky dips, auctions, a live disco and a surprise visit by Beauty and the Beast. The […]

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05 Oct 2017

Garstang memory Cafe Coffee Morning

A really good turnout for such a good cause. The memory cafe raised over £200 thanks to the hard work of a dedicated band of volunteers. The bought cake (I got a tea loaf slice) and coffee which were excellent. I had a great time chatting, drinking coffee, eating cake, drawing the raffle and I […]

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