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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.

Change to local bus services
Need a flexible door to door bus service? Journeys can be booked in advance. To book a journey passengers will need to call either:-

01283 512705 or 01283 544320

The service will be operated by East Staffs Mobility Link and will link with the Needwood Forest Connect (an existing demand responsive service) where possible. It will operate Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:30am and 3:00pm. Journeys can be booked up to 7 days in advance or up to 4pm the day before – all bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

See these leaflets below for more detailed information:
  • PDF icon Lichfield and Rugeley Villages Connect Poster (195.7 Kb)

  • PDF icon Detailed leaflet about Lichfield and Rugeley Village Connect service (647.6 Kb)

  • Parish Council News

    Another New Face at the Parish Council! At last we have a full complement of Councillors. At its last meeting, the Parish Council agreed to accept Coralie Kemp as a new co-opted parish councillor. This month we welcomed John Watkins-Smythe as a co-opted councillor.

    Prior issues of the Parish Council news are also available.

    Latest news

    Weekly update on pothole repairs in the county

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    Change to local bus services

    From Monday 10th October 2016, a new Demand Responsive service will start....(Read more)

    Defibrilator up and running

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