Pits n Pots was an independent news site which focused on the Stoke-on-Trent political scene. Until it ceased publication in August 2012, the site promoted and actively encouraged comment and debate on the political stories it published. Several Stoke-on-Trent councillors contributed to the site with comments or by having their blogs republished to the site.
Pits n Pots published the story about the British National Party (BNP) using a Polish Spitfire on their posters some 5 days before the national press picked it up.
On 1 August 2011 Tony Walley published a blog  announcing that he was ending his involvement with the site, citing other projects pertaining to his radio broadcasting interests as his reasons for leaving. The site then took a short break from August until late October 2011, when the remaining member of the founding editorial team, Mike Rawlins started to publish articles again.
On 5 December 2011 Mike Rawlins published an article  announcing that Pits n Pots was being supported by the newly formed Journalism Foundation.