Location in the City of Preston district
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
Riversway is an electoral ward in Preston, Lancashire, England. The ward is named for its location close to the River Ribble, and the historical links to the former Port of Preston. The ward can be split into three distinct areas; the former Docklands, now a shopping area and residential community, with new build apartments and housing overlooking the dock; Broadgate, the residential area built during the Industrial Revolution; and Christ Church, a community of traditional terraced housing.
The ward contains the administrative headquarters of Lancashire County Council.
Riversway returns three members to Preston City Council, elected 'in thirds' in first past the post elections each year. The ward is currently represented by three Labour councillors.
The ward forms part of the Lancashire County Council electoral division of Preston City.
|Preston Council election, 2007||Bhikhu Patel||Labour|
|Preston Council election, 2010||Dave Wilson||Labour|
|Preston Council by-election 2010||Linda Crompton||Labour|
From the 2001 census, Riversway ward had a population of 5,823. Of this figure, just over half (53.9) described themselves as Christian. With 11% and 10% respectively, the Hindu and Muslim populations are amongst the largest in the city; a Hindu temple is within the Broadgate area of the ward. Riversway had a population of 6351 in 2011. Here is a 2011 ethnic breakdown of the ward.
|Riversway Compared 2011||Riversway||City of Preston|
The ward is in the southwest of the city, curving along the route of the Ribble from Broadgate to the docklands, where the river eventually meets the Fylde coast, and ultimately the Irish Sea. The ward features the terrace streets and student hostels along Fishergate Hill towards Preston railway station, the Royal Mail sorting office, and many shops and businesses along the docklands development. The Penwortham by-pass is in this ward, joining the campus of the University of Central Lancashire to traffic on the western side of the city.
- "Riversway - UK Census Data 2011". UK Census Data. Retrieved 2015-11-08.