Blurton

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St. Bartholomew church in Blurton

Blurton is a district in the south of Stoke on Trent, in the English county of Staffordshire.[1][2] Hollybush, Old Blurton, Blurton Farm and called Newstead are the names of the areas in which make up the town known as Blurton.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Sutherland Primary Academy, The Meadows Primary Academy & Newstead Primary Academy provide co-ed learning for pupils up to the age of 11.

Blurton has one co-ed secondary school, which pupils can stay on at sixth form. Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, a specialist in maths, business and enterprise.

Transport[edit]

First Potteries, part of the FirstGroup, provides 2 routes in the town.

The 22 goes from Longton to Newcastle-under-Lyme via Blurton, Trentham, Hanford, Trent Vale and Royal Stoke Hospital and vice versa.

23. This route goes to ; Newstead, Blurton, Heron Cross, Fenton, Stoke-upon-Trent, Stoke Rail station, Shelton and Hanley / City Centre and reverse.

Via the 23 bus service you can get aTrain on the West coast main line to Manchester and London etc. There are also intercity Trains going to places such as Birmingham, Birmingham international (for Birmingham airport and the NEC) with some services going on to Cardiff or the south coast and intermediate stations. The Crewe Derby line which Serves both Longton and Stoke is expected to have some services extended to Nottingham .

Politics[edit]

Stoke-on-Trent city council is a Conservative and city independent coalition.[5] Blurton is situated in the Stoke-on-Trent South parliamentary constituency,[6] Formerly a Labour stronghold it is now the seat of Jack Brereton[7] of the Conservatives. 2 out of the 3 Councillors are Tories.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 118 Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229064.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Blurton East Ward,Stoke MBC population 2011". Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Blurton West and Newstead Ward, Stoke MBC population 2011". Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Stoke-on-Trent", Wikipedia, 28 July 2020, retrieved 28 July 2020
  6. ^ "Stoke-on-Trent South (UK Parliament constituency)", Wikipedia, 18 June 2020, retrieved 28 July 2020
  7. ^ "Jack Brereton", Wikipedia, 17 July 2020, retrieved 28 July 2020
  8. ^ Stoke-on-Trent. "Councillors by Ward | Stoke-on-Trent". www.stoke.gov.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2020.

Coordinates: 52°58′55″N 2°09′25″W / 52.982°N 2.157°W / 52.982; -2.157