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Services in Longdon Parish

Details of services which are available to residents of Longdon Parish.

Libraries

Services of fully equipped and well stocked libraries, which include IT Suites with training courses, are available in Lichfield, Burntwood and Rugeley.

A popular 'Mobile Library' operates through the parish: the frequency and actual day varies according to location. (See Staffordshire County Council web pages).

Medical

Several surgeries in the district, notably in Lichfield, Burntwood and Rugeley, and locally, provide the full range of medical attention expected both in practice and home visits.
Similarly there are many Dental Practices serving parishioners.

The main hospitals in the locality are:
  • Burton Queen's Hosp., Belvedere Road
  • Cannock Chase Hosp., Brunswick Road
  • Good Hope Hosp., Rectory Road, Sutton Coldfield
  • Samuel Johnson Community Hosp., Trent Valley Road, Lichfield
  • Stafford District Hosp., Weston Road

Police

Staffordshire Police:
- For general enquiries, call 101
- For emergency, call 999

The public front counter is at Chasetown Police Station, in the High Street, and open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Neighbourhood Watch contact: 01785 234576
Crime Stoppers: 0800 555 111

The Community Police Officers covering the parish and offering assistance with queries etc. are P.C. Alison Lewis (Alison.lewis@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk Mob: 07854775921) and P.C.S.O. Lisa Anderson. (lisa.anderson@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk Mob: 07815966129)

Transport

Longdon Parish enjoys a central position in the country and so benefits from excellent transport links to all regions.

Trains
Excellent national and local services run from Lichfield City (local, incl. Birmingham); Lichfield Trent Valley (local, and main line N & SE); Rugeley Town (local,incl. Walsall); Rugeley Trent Valley (local, and main line N & SE); Chasetown (local, incl. Birmingham). All within 4 miles of the parish.

Bus
Regular, if not frequent, bus services operate through Longdon (Brook End) and Gentleshaw connecting to major areas.

Taxis
Several local/Lichfield/Rugeley/Burntwood taxi firms serve the parish including Airport runs.

Airports
Birmingham International Airport with its own worldwide routes and with express connections to Heathrow and Gatwick is within 25 miles; East Midlands Airport is within easy reach and Manchester Airport is also convenient.

Utilities

Electricity and Gas
Supply and service is available from any of the main providers with their own contact arrangements.

Water and Waste
Both are provided by South Staffordshire Water plc in conjunction with Severn Trent Water Ltd.

Refuse
Household rubbish removal from residents in the parish is carried out by Lichfield District Council with the normal two-plus-one bin system operating on a 2-week basis (bank holidays excepted).

Recycling
District Council operated recycle centres are:
Lichfield, Trent Valley Road (closed Monday and Tuesday);
Burntwood, Ring Road, Chase Terrace (closed Wednesday and Thursday);
Rugeley, Station Road (closed Wednesday and Thursday);
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