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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.

Now that I have your attention, I should like to direct you to the Neighbourhood Plan tab at the top of this page (N.Plan). Why not click on that and see how you can be involved in the latest draft. Either contact the Clerk direct with your thoughts/comments/ideas or pop along to Longdon Village Hall on 6th August between 10am and 12noon to have things explained to you and/or to make comments. Don't forget that old saying...Miss it, Miss Out! This is a plan for where you live, isn't it best that your views are heard?

Parish Council News

Longdon Parish Council are still looking for 2 parish councillors. You may have seen the posters around the parish with your questions answered. If so, you will probably want more information about being a parish councillor. If you want to know more, please click on this link: http://www.cpalc.org.uk/parish-councillor-job-description for a quick job description. OR for more information please contact the parish clerk.

Prior issues of the Parish Council news are also available.