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About the parish

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Our local area

Bridgtown Parish Council is  a civil parish in the Cannock Chase District of Staffordshire. It is both residential and industrial covering an area of 100 hectares. It is said it was so named because in its earlier history you could not enter the area without crossing a bridge.

The area is blessed within a very short drive to Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We have access to great shopping opportunities, with two retail parks within walking distance and  the new shopping outlet outlet only a mile away. Great transport links via road and train to anywhere in the country.

A train station only two miles away and access to the M6, M6 toll and A5 road links on our doorstep. A major hotel chain within the boundary.

We have two local parks close by, One being Bridgtown Memorial Park and Gardens. The other Laburnum Avenue Park, (locally known as the REC) crosses over our boundary.

We have Leighton Memorial Garden, that is named after a very active resident who along with fellow BRAG (Bridgtown Residents’ Action Group) fought hard to keep Bridgtown a residential village.

In March 2021 the Parish had 1,349 electors but the current population will not be known until the 2021 census figures are published. The estimate in 2019 was 2,000 residents. Obviously only a small percentage of the Cannock Chase District estimated population of 100,762 but we have many enthusiastic residents and volunteers from outside the village, who have the community at its heart.

Bridgtown Primary School is the only school within the Parish Boundary.

A little history of the Parish Council…

Bridgtown Parish council was formed on 5th May 1988, following a push by local residents for Bridgtown to remain a residential village. At the time the Parish had approximately a population of 800 but we are not sure how many electors.

The Parish has grown substantially since then  and electorate has more than doubled since the election in 2007.