The objectives of the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust (Reg. Charity No. 259766) are to restore, preserve, maintain in good order and improve the existing Caldon Canal and all the former arms of the canal including the branch known as the Uttoxeter Canal (to which the Caldon Canal is currently the only link) - for the use and benefit of the public.
Previously known as the Caldon Canal Society, the organisation was formed by enthusiasts in 1963 in response to notices closing the canal after traffic had declined in the 1950s. Volunteers began the restoration works and in 1974 the Caldon Canal was reopened, the Society having been instrumental in bringing about a partnership agreement between Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and British Waterways Board. This spirit continues today, with our new title reflecting our extended aims.