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Welcome to Longdon Parish

Longdon is situated in the heart of England within the district of Lichfield and on the A51 approximately midway between Lichfield and Rugeley. Longdon Green is on the west side of the A51, Longdon (Brook End) on the east, Upper Longdon also on the west similarly Gentleshaw. (See map)

Surrounded by lush farmland, and bordering on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Forest of Mercia (Cannock Chase).

Several splendid villages located both sides of the A51 between Lichfield and Rugeley make up the Parish of Longdon, having a population of 1300, and covering an area of some 4500 acres, including a number of small hamlets. One of the largest is Beaudesert on the eastern side of Cannock Chase, which was the residence of the Marquis of Anglesey, the lord of the manor, and owner of the surrounding land.

The Bishops of Lichfield held the manor of Longdon up to 1546, when it was surrendered to Henry VIII, and in the same year, his Majesty granted ownership to Sir William Paget, an ancestor of the Marquis of Anglesey.

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Notice Board

See the Parish Council page for parish council notices and information.

News on Post Boxes in Rural Areas
The Royal Mail have advised that an additional 2000 post boxes will be coming into rural areas with improved collection times. For more information on this, please Click Here

Vacancy for co-opted Councillors on the Parish Council
Please see here PDF icon Advert for x 2 Co-opted Councillors (285.9 Kb) for an advert for two co-opted councillors which we are looking to fill - one for Gentleshaw Ward and one for Longdon Ward. The closing date is 28th April 2017.

Best Kept Village
The Parish Council has applied for Longdon, Longdon Green and Upper Longdon to enter Best Kept Village 2017. New planters have been bought and local residents have been enlisted to 'adopt' the planters and keep them looking fresh and well stocked. The village children have been asked to create posters for the BKV competition with prizes of book tokens to go to the winners. Go to Longdon Life and complete your poster on page 16 – pop it in your window for the judges of BKV to see! Posters will be going up on the notice boards and in shops and public buildings. Should you want a poster for your house to be displayed in your front window to show support for our entry, please contact the parish clerk. We are hoping that the planting will enhance the beauty of our villages as well as boosting our placings in the competition. Fingers Crossed.

Confused by Planning - Help is at hand!
In the NEWS section of the website, we have uploaded a bit of an explanation around how to respond to planning applications, and what is allowed under Permitted Development. Please take the time to have a look through. It may have just the answers you were looking for.

Planning Applications
Here is the latest list of planning applications for Lichfield District.

Radar speed checks at Upper Longdon
Below is a link to the figures received from Staffs County Council when they undertook a speed check along Upper Way, Upper Longdon in 2012.

Parish Council News

Longdon Parish Council are seeking two councillors to sit n Longdon Parish Council. Please contact the clerk for more information or

to be taken to the application form. Closing date is 28th April 2017.

Parish Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday 11th April at 7pm at WI Hall, Longdon. Please come along if you have anything to raise or if you want to hear more about what the parish council is doing. You can find a copy of the Agenda Here

Longdon Parish Annual Assembly
The Annual assembly will be held on Wednesday 10th May 2017 in Longdon Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. We will welcome Hayley Dorrington from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust who will talk about Gentleshaw Common and other key sites in and around the parish. ALL WELCOME

Prior issues of the Parish Council news are also available.

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Articles Of Local Interest

Articles Of Local Interest:
Walks around the parish
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