Mayor’s Blog

17 Oct 2019

Garstang Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club

We were privileged to be invited to Garstang’s Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club which was held at Th’owd Tithe Barn. The event was very well attended and it was lovely to see so many families enjoying themselves. Many thanks for your hospitality and inviting us. The event is held the first Saturday in the month. […]


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07 Oct 2019

The Annual Meeting of Garstang Youth Council

Congratulations & best wishes to our new Young Mayor, Declan Stephen and a big thank you to our outgoing Young Mayor, Robert Ibison. Garstang Youth Council was officially founded in 2012 by Cllr Lynn Harter and has grown from strength to strength. Declan is our eighth Young Mayor. Garstang Youth Council is proud to have […]


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07 Oct 2019

Garstang Musical Productions – Revuesical

We had the pleasure of listening to the talented members of Garstang Musical Productions at their latest production, Revuesical. We had an amazing time. You are all so very talented. Thank you for inviting us.


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01 Oct 2019

Mayor’s Charity night at Farina & Co, Catterall

What a superb evening we had a few weeks ago at the new Italian, Farina & Co raising money for my chosen charities; CRY, North West Air Ambulance and Rosemere Cancer Foundation. We enjoyed a 3 course meal accompanied by live music. The place was absolutely heaving. We couldn’t believe our luck when we realised […]


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21 Aug 2019

Garstang Show 3rd August

Wow, what an amazing day we had at what was the 203rd show! Garstang Show is a special day in the calendar of events in Garstang where the community come together and showcase the best of farming, horticulture and rural life. I was invited along with my consort to enjoy the show and have lunch […]


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24 Jul 2019

Garstang Icecream Festival Sunday 21st July

I took my parents to the 2nd Icecream festival in Garstang on Sunday where they enjoyed a refreshing icecream from their farmer neighbours, Brooks Gelato. We had a fabulous day with so many icecream vendors to choose from including local favourites Walling’s icecream and Tootsie’s. It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves. We particularly […]


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15 Jul 2019

Garstang Community Primary School Leavers Show

Wow what an unbelievable and amazing performance from the students in year 6 at Garstang Community Primary School. We were treated to a superb performance of School of Rock by the leavers students. The outfits, singing, dancing, acting and of course the musical instruments that some of the students played just showed how very talented […]


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15 Jul 2019

Garstang Scarecrow Festival Prize Giving Ceremony Sunday 7th July

It was an absolute pleasure to present the trophies, prizes and certificates to all of the scarecrow winners in Cherestanc Square at the festival on Sunday 7th July. There were a total of 24 winners including the People’s vote which must have been very hard for the judges as there were over 160 scarecrows around […]


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15 Jul 2019

Radio Lancashire interview with John Gillmore 5th July

Radio Lancashire broadcast their popular show with presenter “Gilly” John Gillmore live from the centre of Garstang at Garstang Scarecrow Festival Friday 5th July. It was a pleasure to be interviewed on live radio and actually be described as a young Mayor! I think the Radio Lancashire team were impressed with all the scarecrows in […]


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15 Jul 2019

Dementia Cafe Chippy Lunch

We were thrilled to be invited to the Dementia Cafe’s chippy lunch Wednesday 3rd July at Garstang Library. We were treated to fish, chips and mushy peas prepared by Cllr Jonny Leech and his team at Garstang Fish & Chips. It was so lovely to meet everyone and see the good work that the Dementia […]


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