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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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Extra Pot Hole Funding - Download App!

The Government has awarded an extra £2.2 million to Staffordshire to repair roads damaged by prolonged freezing weather. This is on top of the extra £5 million already allocated by the County.

“But it is essential that Staffordshire Highways and Transport know where all the potholes are” says Michael Fabricant. “I urge people to download the ‘myStaffs’ app. Used in conjunction with a phone’s camera and GPS, it can automatically send a picture of the pothole to Highways with an accurate location.

“Local people need to let the County know where these pot holes are as there are thousands of miles of roads and lanes in the County and the Highways officials can’t be expected to know the state of them all at once as the tarmac conditions constantly change” Michael adds.

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support Member for Highways and Transport, and a Burntwood councillor, says: “Good roads are important not only for getting us from A to B, but for continuing to grow a strong economy.

“In Staffordshire, we will have invested an extra £10m over two years both in tackling potholes and in preventative treatment to help stop them occurring in the first place. Last year this allowed us to fix around, 35,000 potholes compared to 20,000 in a typical year.

“However, with a county the size of Staffordshire this is always going to be a challenge and the prolonged ice and even snow in March has created even more potholes, so I am pleased that the Government has recognised the impact of the recent severe weather by announcing this extra funding today.”

Parish Council News

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

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.