Details for re-applying, if you need to, are to be found here (click!)
If you're interested in local history, a great source of old maps is
They sell various flavours of old Ordnance Survey maps, going back to the original (for Shropshire) "Old Series" of 1833-1838
Other key dates are 1902, 1925, and the 1940s
The development of the county/parish can really be seen in these maps.
I want to know where the 60 pigs went...
We don't seem to have a feed of active planning applications within the Parish. But those interested can find them, with a bit of effort, on the County Council website, on the address below:
Roger Evans (Shropshire CC) tells us that it has just been announced that the Longden Village Hall has been given a grant by Shropshire Council of £8,000 to help with repairs.
It is available for download by clicking here
(Please note this is a PDF document. You will need Acrobat Reader to view it. Acrobat Reader is available for free download at http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ )
If you're reading this, you may be only too aware that the broadband provision "in the sticks" is less than fast for many of us.
BT are currently thinking about rolling out Fibre Optic Broadband, but they need to have some idea about the likely takeup.
Currently, the Parish is way down their list of likely spots. Only 46 subscribers out of a total of 1008 have expressed any interest!
If you'd be interested (there's no commital, as far as I am aware) in a much faster connection, can I commend
to you. Visit, and vote if you would be interested.