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Historic view towards Burslem

The Trust seeks to reopen the Burslem Branch Canal, creating new waterside facilities to deliver sustainable leisure, tourism and thus employment.

We aim to make a major difference to the quality of life in Burslem and Middleport through a major regeneration project which will extend from Rogerson’s Meadows and the Trent and Mersey Canal to Furlong Mills in lower Burslem.

The completed project will deliver the re-opened Canal Branch, a mooring basin in a newly constructed pool at Furlong Mills, recreational facilities in the heritage buildings on the historic wharf, and outdoor/sporting activities along the canal side.

It will provide a high-quality canalside setting for the residential redevelopment sites.

You can find out more about our project here.

Strategic Action Plan

Our Strategy and Action Plan demonstrates how the re-established Burslem Branch Canal can help achieve stakeholder organisation’s strategic objectives including: economic and social development, environmental enhancement and physical and increased waterway and towpath activity.

Read more here

Burslem Connects

The Burslem Port Trust - the voluntary group planning to restore and reopen the old Burslem Branch Canal in Middleport is running a special community event, ‘Burslem Connects’ on Wednesday, March 23, from 10am to 3pm.

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