Top tourism honour for iconic poppies sculpture

Civic leaders have been presented with one of the county’s highest tourism awards in recognition of the stunning success of an iconic ceramic poppies sculpture. More than 122,000 people visited Poppies: Weeping Window at Middleport Pottery in just six weeks during the summer – three times more than its target – and brought £4 million … Continue reading Top tourism honour for iconic poppies sculpture

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10 years after administration – how the Spode site is coming back to life

When the Spode Works factory closed its doors for the final time after more than 200 years, question marks hung over the future of the site. The operating company, Royal Worcester and Spode, had been hit by the global economic downturn, citing adverse trading conditions as one of the reasons behind its collapse, as it … Continue reading 10 years after administration – how the Spode site is coming back to life

Plans submitted for exciting new Spitfire gallery at museum

New images of the stunning £6m Spitfire gallery at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery have been revealed – as the planning application for the development is submitted. They show how Stoke-on-Trent’s Spitfire will take pride of place in a newly-built extension at the city centre attraction. The gallery would have large glass panels at … Continue reading Plans submitted for exciting new Spitfire gallery at museum

Stoke-on-Trent welcomes new £1m funding to tackle potholes in the city

Conservative Councillors have welcomed £1m to improve the condition of roads across Stoke-on-Trent. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced at the Budget that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks. Stoke-on-Trent City Council will receive £1m to repair potholes, keep local bridges and structures open and safe, and help with … Continue reading Stoke-on-Trent welcomes new £1m funding to tackle potholes in the city

Work on Park Hall visitor centre to get under way thanks to Cllr Irving & Cllr Beardmore

Work is set to start on a new visitor centre at a city beauty spot. The new building in Park Hall Country Park signals a £370,000 project by Stoke-on-Trent City Council to improve the experience and facilities for visitors. The centre, being built near to the park’s Hulme Road entrance, will have space for the … Continue reading Work on Park Hall visitor centre to get under way thanks to Cllr Irving & Cllr Beardmore

Growing the city economy limits budget impact and shows Conservative ‘growth strategy is working’

Conservative & Independent Cabinet members at Stoke-on-Trent City Council have launched their budget proposals highlighting a continued growth in the city’s economy for protecting important council services, investing in supporting vulnerable people and limiting council tax increases for the coming year. The authority has today launched a consultation on its budget for 2019/20 which shows … Continue reading Growing the city economy limits budget impact and shows Conservative ‘growth strategy is working’

Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone ‘Diminutive Dynamo’ In Running For National Award

Leading Stoke-on-Trent Conservative Councillor Abi Brown has been shortlisted for the second year running for the prestigious Local Government Information Unit Cllr Achievement Awards, for her vision and leadership of projects such as the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone, which has secured and delivered nearly 2000 jobs since 2015 across transformed brownfield sites in Stoke-on-Trent. The … Continue reading Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone ‘Diminutive Dynamo’ In Running For National Award

£1.5m investment into canals well underway with new lighting

Waterside walkers and cyclists in Stoke-on-Trent will be safer at night this autumn, thanks to an innovative project to install solar lighting along popular stretches of the Trent & Mersey and Caldon canals. Waterways and well-being charity, the Canal & River Trust and Stoke-on-Trent City Council are partners in a major £1.5 million project, launched … Continue reading £1.5m investment into canals well underway with new lighting

Plans approved for revamp of Tunstall and Longton Town Halls

Regeneration plans to bring two iconic Town Hall buildings back to life with 21st century purposes have been given the green light – with work due to start before the end of the year. Conservative/Independent controlled Stoke-on-Trent City Council is investing in and reopening the historic buildings in both Tunstall and Longton to the community … Continue reading Plans approved for revamp of Tunstall and Longton Town Halls