Bentilee is located between the towns of Hanley (the City Centre of Stoke-on-Trent) and Longton. The area was originally built based on designs for 'Garden Cities' (such as Welwyn Garden City) so open space and greenery is a feature of the area. Bentilee is also next to Parkhall Country Park, which is Stoke-on-Trent’s only National Nature Reserve and also a site of Special Scientific Interest.
Bentilee is well served by bus services 11, 12 and 12A which run between Hanley and Longton and are operated by First Potteries. Service 4 links Hanley with Lymedale Business Park in Newcastle, where a number of distribution companies are based. For more information visit the First Potteries website
Bentilee benefits from a range of local schools catering from ages 4 to 16.
There are an excellent range of health facilities in the area including:
There is a good variety of local independent shops in the area alongside larger retailers such as the Co-op and Heron Foods. A market is held every Tuesday on the car park area at Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre, on Dawlish Drive.
Bentilee Library can be found at the Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre (Dawlish Drive).
Bentilee Volunteers run several groups for local people, a charity shop and a second hand furniture outlet (Brackenfield Avenue).
Treehouse Children’s Centre offers a number of services for families with children (Dawlish Drive).
Tinytoez is a day nursery operating within the Treehouse Children’s Centre (Dawlish Drive).
Rosy Cheeks is a day nursery (Chelmsford Drive).
Berryhill Fields – Local nature reserve and walks
Parkhall Country Park – National Nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest
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