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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.

Best Kept Village Results
Well done Longdon, Longdon Green and Upper Longdon, we received 3rd place this year in the Best Kept Village competition. This is a great improvement on last years results. All that hard work, planting, cleaning and the great posters obviously paid off. The Parish Council will now look at the judges comments and start preparing for next year. Well Done!

St James School pupils come up trumps at the Best Kept Village poster competition!!
Congratulations to Ellie for winning 1st prize in the age 8 - 11 category, and to Jacob who received Highly Commended. The children and their parents have been invited to the awards evening later this year. WELL DONE!

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. Agenda will be issued at least 3 working days before the meeting.

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.

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