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Potteries Heritage Society pays tribute to Ellis Bevan whose campaign to save Longton Town Hall was instrumental in the creation of our organisation back in 1986.

Potteries Heritage Society is supporting this initiative to create a new 6th Form College in Burslem’s Old Town Hall.
Our Society aims to “Promote the continuing use of the city’s historic buildings, supporting policies of repair and adaptation, rather than demolition”. The Old Town Hall is the centerpiece within a town that has the City’s greatest concentration of listed buildings and is in need of a sustainable use.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has today purchased the historic Spode pottery site as part of plans to transform Stoke Town.
The former pottery site, which has remained empty since the company went into administration in 2008 - although the historic Spode brand is once again being produced in the town by Portmeirion Group - will now be brought back in to use as regeneration plans for Stoke Town get under way.

Dave Chetwyn, Chair of the Potteries Heritage Society, will be among the speakers at an event at Rewley House, Oxford entitled Urban Design and the Historic Environment.
Organised by the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University, this seminar provides a unique opportunity to investigate different perspectives on the relationship between urban design and the historic environment and to engage some of the leading practitioners in the field in discussion and debate.

We were pleased to see that the shortlisted schemes for the first annual Architecture and Urban Design Awards, run on behalf of the North Staffs Regeneration Partnership by Urban Vision North Staffordshire (the architecture and urban design centre), included five schemes in the City.

Forty-six schemes were submitted and eight were shortlisted. These were: Westport Lake Visitors Centre; Cauldon Campus Caring Centre of Excellence; Knutton Terraced Housing; Lock 38 Housing Estate at Etruria; Swan Square, Burslem; The Ashes in Endon; Bridgewater Bridge in Hanley; and Blue Planet eco-warehouse.