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Coordinates: 53°47′10″N 2°44′35″W / 53.786°N 2.743°W / 53.786; -2.743

Greyfriars
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Shown within City of Preston
Population 6,404 (2011)
District
  • City of Preston
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament North West
UK Parliament
  • Wyre and Preston North
Councillors
  • Geoff Driver – Conservative
  • David Hammond – Conservative
  • Stephen Thompson – Conservative
List of places
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Greyfriars is a largely residential suburban area of Preston, Lancashire, England and an electoral ward. It is nowadays usually considered to be a district of the larger suburb of Fulwood (and formed part of the pre-1974 Fulwood Urban District), but was historically separate as evidenced, for instance, in the name of the private home from which the name is taken.

There are two golf courses within the ward, and a cricket club. The main A6 Garstang road forms its eastern boundary.

Greyfriars is a district of Preston positioned to the far north of the city centre near the M55 motorway interchange. The West Coast Main Line runs through the area, although its major transport links are served by the local and national bus routes criss-crossing its boundaries. The ward of Greyfriars is a three-member electoral division, returning three councillors to Town Hall. With the neighbouring Cadley ward, it forms the Preston North division of Lancashire County Council.

At the 2001 census, the population of Greyfriars was 4,698, with over 85% regarding themselves as Christian. increasing to 6,404 at the 2011 Census.

Current members

Election Member Party
Preston Council election, 2007 Stephen Thompson Conservative Party
Preston Council election, 2008 Geoff Driver Conservative Party
Preston Council election, 2010 David Hammond Conservative Party
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