Navigation weir on Savick Brook
Lea shown within Lancashire
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Lea and Cottam form part of the Preston West division of Lancashire County Council, represented by one councillor.
The area is represented by Lea and Cottam Parish Council. Cottam is a former farming community now almost entirely consisting of new build housing.
Lea is also the name given to two areas of the western extremities of Preston; Lea Town (a village, despite its name) on the Fylde border, and the suburban sprawl of Lea along the Blackpool Road through the city.
From the last census, in 2001, over 83% of the population regarded themselves as Christian, whilst the figure of 11.5% for retired people is one of the highest in the city.
There are several churches in Lea including Lea Methodist and St. Christopher's. St. Christopher's is home to 2nd Lea Scout Group.
The area was served by Lea Road railway station between 1840 and 1938.
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- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Preston Retrieved 27 July 2010