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

JOB VACANCY
Applications are invited for the post of part time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Longdon Parish Council.
Applicants should have basic IT skills, experience in financial accounting and budgeting and the preparation of Agendas for, and the accurate recording of Minutes of meetings. Access to a computer and printer will be made available. The position is part time (10 – 12 hours per week). Attendance at evening monthly council meetings and committee meetings is required. The salary will be within the NALC/SLCC Scale LC1 (SCP 15 – 25 £17,072 - £22,658) pro rata to the number of hours worked and subject to experience and qualifications. To request an application pack, please email the council on longdonpc@outlook.com Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 6th November 2017. Interviews: Friday 10th November 2017.

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.



Parish Council News


Copy of the October Parish Council meeting draft minutes:
PDF icon October 2017 Parish Council meeting Minutes (draft) (207.8 Kb)

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Tuesday 14th November at 7pm in the WI Hall, Longdon.

PDF icon Parish Council News October 2017 (275.2 Kb) Here is the latest Parish News - a summary of the full council meeting for October 2017.

Prior issues of the Parish Council news are also available.



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Articles Of Local Interest

Articles Of Local Interest:
PLANNING FEATURE
Walks around the parish
Dial A Bu...(Read more)