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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

COUNCIL MEETING - The next meeting of the Council is Tuesday 8th September 2020 venue to be confirmed.

ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY - is cancelled until further notice.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR BUSINESSES - A summary of the latest support for businesses during the current Coronavirus Outbreak can be found on Lichfield District Council website: https://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-businesses/1

GREAT BRITISH CLEAN UP - The date has been confirmed as Saturday 19th September 2020 10am -12pm meeting at Longdon Village Hall Please save the date & come & join us, ring, text Chris 07791 313060 or email ( We need numbers to arrange equipment & plan the areas) Refreshments will be provided after the event.

The Council have replaced 4 bins in the Parish, 2 in Longdon Village & 2 in Upper Longdon & cover the annual charge for the bins to be emptied by Lichfield District Council.

Refuse at St. James the Great Church Longdon & The Church in Gentleshaw - The Parish Council cover the annual charges for the bins to be emptied by Lichfield District Council.

Ground Maintenance - The Parish Council cover the charges from grass cutting & weed control throughout the Parish of Longdon.

PLEASE REPORT IT - problems with highways roads, footpaths, potholes, flooding, trees & hedgerows please report on Staffordshire.gov.uk/highways note the reference number for follow ups

CORONAVIRUS- Stay at Home - Protect NHS - Saves lives. Only go out for essential items such as food, medical assistance or medical items & for your 1 daily exercise. Use our new INFORMATION BOARDS -the Council have installed and take one of the walks, the new boards can be found Longdon, Upper Longdon & Longdon Green & show all our walks & public footpaths - Stay Safe

EMERGENCY SHOPPING SERVICE - Lichfield DC & their partners are providing a shopping service for vulnerable residents who do not have any outside help and are self isolating & have symptoms during this period of lock down. The telephone number for enquiries & assistance is 0333 220 3088 and is available from 9am until 5pm Monday - Friday

There are presently two vacancies for Parish Councillors for the Longdon Ward as explained in the formal notice for a casual vacancy,
please contact the Clerk for more details on 07791 313060, or email.