Accessibility Statement for Longsdon Parish Council Website

This accessibility statement applies to Longsdon Parish Council's website

This website is run by Longsdon Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • very old minutes are images for historical interest and do not have captions 

Feedback and contact information

We are a very small Parish Council without premises or staff other than the clerk (part time).

If you need information on this website in a different format like large print or perhaps accessible pdf:

  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We’ll try to accommodate your request and aim to get back to you in 7 days.

We have no map on our ‘contact us’ page because we have no premises.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please let us know by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telling us where and how we are letting you down.

We'll do what we can to fix it.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We have no offices or full time staff but do publish the date, time and place ( including a map to the venue when physical meetings are viable ) of the Next Meeting

We welcome the public to our meetings.

Please contact us by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Longsdon Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.


Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some of our PDF's are scanned images of signed documents or pre-printed forms which have been written on. These fail WCAG 2.1 guideline 4.1.

We intend to replace these with versions readable by screen readers.


Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. 

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21st September 2020. It was last reviewed on 21st September 2020.

This website was last tested on 20th September 2020. The test was carried out by ourselves.















The Parish Council has the power to co-opt any elector of

the Parish of Longsdon onto the Parish Council to fill the vacancy.


Any interested elector should put his / her name forward with

details to the Clerk to the Council, John Bourne, by email to


        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 30th. September 2020.

Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 set out an audit framework under which smaller authorities including parish councils, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 became exempt from routine external audit.

In place of routine audit, these authorities are subject to transparency requirements intended to enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.

This Code was issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Smaller authorities are required to publish:

  • all items of expenditure above £100
  • end of year accounts
  • annual governance statement
  • internal audit report 
  • list of councillor or member responsibilities 
  • details of public land and building assets
  • Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings

All items of expenditure are published in the minutes of each meeting.  

Land and Building Assets


There is Common Land in the Parish extending to approx. half an acre.

It is a wooded area situated on the right hand side of the A53 when heading out toward Endon in between Denford Road and Leek Old Road. Click here for a map.

Next Meeting


Thursday 8th October 2020


7:00 pm


This will be a virtual meeting hosted on the Zoom platform.

Meeting ID and passcode will be published closer to the date.


Agenda for the next meeting