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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.

Subsidised Bus Consultation
There is still time to have your say on how the budget for subsidising bus journeys in Staffordshire can be best spent.
Although the county council does not operate bus services, it subsidises just under ten per cent of bus journeys in Staffordshire, largely because not enough people use them or not enough income is generated to make them profitable. Next year, £1.3m will be spent on these journeys and we are asking people, whether they use the bus or not, for their views on the four options possible with the budget. The consultation closes on September 17 and we are encouraging people to go online: BUS REVIEW SURVEY to have your say. Printed copies are also available in libraries.

Sensory Impairment Event
On Wednesday 27th September, between 10 and 1.30, there will be an information event in Wade Street Church, Lichfield, for anyone who is concerned about their, or that of a family member’s, hearing or sight or for those people who are already receiving services for hearing or sight loss. Free and confidential information and advice on a range of issues, together with basic hearing screenings, will be available together with the opportunity chat over a cup of coffee, with representatives from both voluntary and statutory agencies.

Lea Hall Brass Band with Fish & Chip Supper
Longdon WI invite you to a concert at St James CE Primary Academy School, Longdon on Friday 6th October at 7.30pm. Admission is by ticket only and can be obtained from Diane on 07974 744210 or Wendy on 01543 493623

Conclusion of Audit
The Parish Council have published their Conclusion of Audit Notice (below). Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 provides for the exercise of public rights to inspect the statement of accounts. Please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.
  • PDF icon Conclusion of Audit Notice 2016 - 2017 (471.0 Kb)

  • High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Deposit of Bill Material
    A number of documents concerning this Bill will soon be available for public viewing. I am arranging for them to be deposited at Rugeley library so that they are available more freely for your information. If you have any questions concerning these documents, please contact the Parish Council. A notice of the documents can be found here:

    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

    Notice of a Casual Vacancy at Longdon Parish Council:
    PDF icon Notice of Parish Council Vacancy (91.8 Kb)

    Copy of the July Parish Council meeting draft minutes:
    PDF icon July 2017 Parish Council Minutes (draft) (373.9 Kb)

    The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Tuesday 12th September at 7pm in the Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Village Hall, Longdon. The Agenda is available here:
  • PDF icon September 2017 Agenda (191.9 Kb)

  • PDF icon Parish Council News July 2017 (301.8 Kb) Here is the latest Parish News - a summary of the full council meeting for July 2017.

    Prior issues of the Parish Council news are also available.

    Latest news

    Articles Of Local Interest

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