Wyre

Wyre

Wyre is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. The population of the Non-metropolitan district at the 2011 census was 107,749. The district has borders with the unitary Authority of Blackpool as well as the districts of Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Fylde and Preston. Its council is based in Poulton-le-Fylde.

The district is named after the River Wyre, which runs through the district. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, and was a merger of the municipal borough of Fleetwood, along with Poulton-le-FyldePreesallGarstang and Thornton-Cleveleys urban districts and various Rural Districts.