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Regeneration Summit

The Prince of Wales shares potteries pride

Place, People and Pride

The 2013 Prince’s Charities Place Regeneration Summit took place on 16th May at Middleport Pottery in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. The Prince of Wales, John van der Laarschot, Chief Executive of Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Baroness Kay Andrews, Chair of English Heritage were among more than 100 guests who attended the event. Supported by the Charitable Foundation, the Place project aims to deliver positive benefits to some disadvantaged communities in the UK through coordinated collaboration of the Prince Charities and local partners.

The Sentinel reported that “Stoke-on-Trent owes Prince Charles and his charities a great debt of gratitude for the work they have already done here. But by the time their work is completed, in several years, that debt may be immeasurable. The event provided further proof that there is a warm and trusted friendship developing between His Royal Highness and the people of the Potteries. The Prince is right when he says that we, as a society, owe it to local people to ensure that buildings such as Middleport Pottery are restored and re-used".

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust masterminded the restoration of Middleport Pottery, providing jobs and training opportunities for local people, creating new courses in local schools and colleges, and inspiring a whole community to raise its aspirations.

The Prince’s Charities continue to work collaboratively in other communities such as Tottenham, Burnley, Burslem, Redcar and Middlesbrough.

The Sentinel reported that “Stoke-on-Trent owes Prince Charles and his charities a great debt of gratitude for the work they have already done here. But by the time their work is completed, in several years, that debt may be immeasurable. The event provided further proof that there is a warm and trusted friendship developing between His Royal Highness and the people of the Potteries. The Prince is right when he says that we, as a society, owe it to local people to ensure that buildings such as Middleport Pottery are restored and re-used".