Mayor’s Blog

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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02 Oct 2017


It was the “love your Garstang loyalty card” first prize draw and the winner won £50 to spend in participating shops. The loyalty card is a great scheme so get down to your local shop and give yourself a chance to win next time. It was also the prize draw for the recent Garstang traders […]

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30 Sep 2017

Garstang Theatre Group

Lyn an I would like to thank GTC for inviting us to their annual dinner dance at the Wyrebank. A really enjoyable time was had by all and as you might expect the Karaoke was excellent – I cannot sing so was excused. We must have enjoyed ourselves as we did not leave until midnight.

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28 Sep 2017

Lancashire WI County Show

Lyn and myself spent several hours at the Garstang Hotel & Golf Club. The show was like a tardis stretching over the whole hotel. What a lot of clever people there are – some of the exhibits were really outstanding – as was the cup of tea and cake. As you would guess we came […]

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24 Sep 2017

Garstang Free Methodist Church

Commissioning Service for new Associate Pastor Andy Woof Just a big thank you from Lyn and myself for your hospitality and friendliness. It was a really wonderful morning and we both were really taken with the enthusiasm of everyone. It was refreshing to see young couples, families, children and may i say the more traditional […]

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17 Sep 2017

Kepple Lane Park Funday

What a great day absolutely delighted to open this event. We had intended to open at 11.00 go home for a while at lunchtime and come back for closing BUT we stayed all day. By the time we visited all the stalls and attractions, chatted to everyone, got our raffle tickets, had a go at archery […]

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12 Aug 2017

Garstang Treasure Trail

Garstang was “buzzin” today with families taking part in the Independent Traders treasure trail. Even a lunchtime shower  could not dampen spirits. Chase from Paw Patrol was on hand to welcome everyone and ensure they had a great day wondering up and down the high street looking for clues. A great thank you to the Independent […]

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