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 parish of Lea was formed on 1 April 1934 from part of the former parish of Lea Ashton Ingol and Cottam, which was formed in 1866. Lea parish was part of Preston Rural District until its abolition in 1974. In 1974 the parish became part of the Borough of Preston, which became a city in 2002.
The area was served by Lea Road railway station between 1840 and 1938.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lea and Cottam.|
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Preston Retrieved 27 July 2010
- Lea CP, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014
- Lea Ashton Ingol and Cottam Tn/CP, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014
- Preston RD, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014