The Potteries Heritage Society is proud to have been a founder member of Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement:
"Civic Voice works to make the places where everyone lives more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. We speak up for civic societies and local communities across England. We promote civic pride. We are the national charity for the civic movement and have a strong local presence. We know how people feel about places because we feel the same way."
The Potteries Heritage Society operates within the boundaries of the City of Stoke-on-Trent. Our relationship with our local authority is important to our success and has, on occasion, been used as an example of how civic societies can work in partnership with their local council.
Discover the museums operated by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, including The Potteries Museum, Gladstone Working Pottery Museum, Etruria Industrial Museum and Ford Green Hall.
All about bottle ovens - the 2000 iconic buildings which once dominated the landscape of The Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent.
Urban Vision is a partnership between Urban Vision Enterprise CIC, a community interest company specialising in planning and regeneration which operates nationally, and Urban Vision North Staffordshire, a registered charity delivering community-led regeneration and helping build a world-class city region in North Staffordshire.
Historic England is the national body responsible for heritage protection. Stoke-on-Trent falls within the West Midlands Region of Historic England.
Backed by the Trent and Mersey Canal Society and the Stoke-on-Trent Branch of the Inland Waterways Association, and with active support from Renew North Staffordshire and British Waterways, the Burslem Port Project aims to restore the 3/8 mile Burslem Branch Canal. The restoration will also be a major feature in and contributor to, the regeneration of both the Middleport community alongside the canal site and nearby Burslem.
Previously known as the Caldon Canal Society, the organisation was formed by enthusiasts in 1963 in response to notices closing the canal after traffic had declined in the 1950s. Volunteers began the restoration works and in 1974 the Caldon Canal was reopened, the Society having been instrumental in bringing about a partnership agreement between Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and British Waterways Board.
Additonal links (including national organisations) can also be found in the Heritage advice section of this website.