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August 2016

  1. Our Burslem Unites Festival
  2. Burslem Park
  3. Middleport Pottery Events
  4. Root and Fruit
  5. Ford Green Hall
  6. Space
  7. Trubshaw Cross Ladsandads
  8. Football League Division 1 at Port Vale FC
  9. Haywood Sixth Form Academy Update

We are working voluntarily to bring people, business, community groups, Council and our MP together to promote Burslem with pride and passion.
Our aim is a partnership where we can jointly plan the future we want and find solutions by working together. Please let us know if you have anything you would like to include in a future newsletter or would like our Town Crier to attend any function.

Finally congratulations to Synectics Solutions, of Hamil Road, newcomers to Burslem and winners of the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.

1 Our Burslem Unites Festival, proudly Sponsored by Autonet

Live Music Stage, fun of the fair and community stalls– takes place again on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29th , 12 noon till 6.00 pm. Everybody welcome.

2 Burslem Park

The Heritage Lottery Fund Awards have recognised 3 Burslem park volunteers for their contribution to the park before and after its restoration. Many congratulations for their efforts.
Up and coming events – Saturday August 21st 11.00 am – 6.00 pm Doggy Day Out and stalls and sideshows for all the family and your dog. September 4th Garden Festival put on by the Local Allotment Association. Produce on display from 11-00- 5.00 PM. Bring a picnic and enjoy the day.

3 Middleport Pottery

Open 7 days a week with factory tours, entry to the visitor centre and exhibits, Tea Rooms and activity programme.
The next series of ‘The Great Pottery Throwdown ‘ will be broadcast shortly and a substantial summer activity programme includes ‘try throwing a pot on a wheel every Wednesday’, a series of ‘master classes’ drop in ‘Play with clay’ and the official opening of the regenerated 'steam engine' available to the public from 14 September as part of factory tours or general entry.

4 Root and Fruit

Green fingers? Then why not volunteer at the community allotment in Dale Hall? gives you all you need to know to get involved to learn all about growing, and eating fruit and vegetables

5 Ford Green Hall

Combine leisure walks, strolls and cycling around the reserve with activities at Ford Green Hall and Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve, Ford Green Road, Smallthorne.

Wednesday 3 August -Wizards, Wardrobes, Elves and Dragons
Wednesday 10 August,- Pirate Day
Wednesday 17 August, - Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes, last admission 3.30.
Sunday 11 September Heritage Open Day.

6 Space is Back

Full details of holiday events organised by Staffordshire Police

7 Trubshaw Cross Ladsandads, Westport Road, Burslem

Is attracting more teams and youngsters than ever before because of improved excellent facilities. Carpark is being completely refurbished in conjunction with St Nathaniel's and Ladsandads now has control of the facilities and football pitches which are in excellent condition for use by boys and girls up to age 18. Contact Andy Salt at

Recruitment now underway for 2016-17 season

Congratulations to Ladsandads for receipt of 2016 Queens Award for Community Service

8 Football League 1 at Vale Park

Port Vale’s first home match of the season kicks off at 3.00 pm on Saturday August 13 against Southend Utd.
Follow the Vale – a community club for all the family. Details from the Club Shop in Hamil Road.

9 Haywood Sixth Form Academy

Now in its second year, it will be operating from a second heritage building in September 2016, with Burslem School of Art joining the Old Town Hall to form the Haywood Sixth Form Academy Burslem Campus.

In September 2016, following the completion of initial refurbishment work, the School of Art will be opening its doors again to approximately 170 Sixth Form students, who will be undertaking a raft of qualifications (such as A-levels, BTECS, and Level 2 Work-Based Learning), across a range of subjects including Art; Computer Science; Health & Social Care; and Psychology.

Students, local business and community partners, will be involved in designing and decorating some of the rooms that will be required later in the year, ensuring that it remains in use when school is out for the wider community.

The refurbished School of Art will have a restored Art Room; Photography Room; DT Workshop; Science Lab; IT Suite; Common Room; Study; Offices; Classrooms; and a Café.

Haywood Sixth Form Academy is working in partnership with SOT City Council on the regeneration project, and is working closely with Burslem School of Art Trust to ensure that the amenities and resources in the refurbished building will be made available for community use in the future.

We want everyone to know what is happening in Burslem . We seek to ensure good connectivity between all those people who live in, work in or visit Burslem to promote the economic, social and environmental well being of the town.

Contact us at Burslem Regeneration Trust Ltd.