Heritage

Garstang is an ancient market town in mid-Lancashire in the north-west of England. The town’s history stretches as far back as the Domesday book and beyond when it was spelt “Cherestanc”. For centuries Garstang, situated between the much larger communities of Preston and Lancaster, has been the hub of the wider agricultural community. A market with a heritage dating back to the Stuart period and earlier continues to be held every Thursday.

Garstang Arts Centre

Community

Garstang hosts a thriving community with a range of organisations within the town; Garstang Town Council is made up of 12 Councillors, many of which represent additional groups including Garstang Millennium Green Trust, Garstang Lions, Garstang Fairtrade, Kepple Lane Park Trust, Garstang in Bloom, Garstang Heritage Society, Garstang Town Trust and many more! Garstang hosts 2 schools, with a further school just outside of Garstang as well as 4 active churches. Each year our ambitious community hosts an array of thrilling events and festivals including Garstang Children’s Festival, Victorian Festival, Scarecrow Festival, Walking Festival and Ice-cream Festival to name a few. 

Garstang Christmas Lights Switch On

Picturesque

Set on the banks of the River Wyre with the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on her doorstep, Garstang is abundant with wildlife. In 2008 Garstang was voted the BEST town in Europe – winning a gold award in the prestigious Entente Florale competition. Garstang Town Council owns Kepple Lane Park and Moss Lane Park which provide central open space areas for residents to enjoy and unwind. The Town also hosts Garstang Millenium Green, maintained by Garstang Millenium Green Trust, which provides a gateway to the Forest of Bowland and scenic walks.

Garstang Walk
Garstang Town Council is proud to work with a range of partners from across the area, on our latest news page you can find a range on information and updates.
Find out more about Garstang Town Council's structure, roles and responsibilities as well as some Frequently Asked Questions.
Each year the Council elects a new Mayor. The Mayor attends a range of events, you can see what the Mayor has been up to recently on the Mayor's Blog.

Photos on this Home Page are courtesy of Lynn Harter, all rights reserved.

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