College (Preston ward)
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College is an electoral ward and one of the districts of Preston. The population of the Ward as taken at the 2011 census was 3,578. College is based in the Fulwood area in northern Preston, Lancashire, England. The ward is based in the Sharoe Green area with the name being derived from the central placement of Preston College.
Two members of Preston City Council, elected 'in thirds' in first past the post elections each year, are returned from the ward.
The ward forms part of the Lancashire County Council electoral division of Preston Central North.
|Preston Council election, 2007||Jill Truby||Conservative|
|Preston Council election, 2010||Bobby Cartwright||Conservative|
From the 2001 census, College had a population of 3,517 of which nearly 79% classed themselves as Christian.
College ward is an ‘L’ shaped ward in the northern suburban fringes of the city of Preston. It has the B6242 Watling Street Road in its southern base bordering Moor Park. This is the traditional border between the former separate Preston and Fulwood districts. The A6 Garstang Road is its western border, whilst to the east and north are suburban and private housing.