The Parish of Haughton in Staffordshire lies in the west of the county. The area is predominately rural and includes farms, pastureland, the village of Haughton, the hamlets of Allimore Green, Brazenhill, Shut Heath and Whitecross, two commons, a section of national cycle route 55 and a network of footpaths.
Haughton village is situated on the A518, four miles from the county town of Stafford and eight miles from Newport in Shropshire. Its many amenities include church, primary school, village hall, shops, businesses, pubs and playing field. There have been many successes in the annual Best Kept Village competition, including the award of Best Kept Large Village in Staffordshire for five successive years (2011-2015). Haughton has a thriving community, with opportunities to join organisations, classes and leisure activities, including the Women’s Institute, Garden Guild, and events held at the village hall, church and school.
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Haughton Parish Council was formed in 1894, with the first meeting held in Haughton School on Thursday 4th December 1894 at 7.00pm. The first council comprised a Chairman and seven councillors with the role of Clerk to the Council being undertaken by the Chairman, the Rector of St Giles’ Church, Reverend Gilbert Twemlow Royds.
Today’s council has a clerk and seven councillors. Meetings are held in Haughton Village Hall on the 4th Monday of the month (except in August and December), at 7.30pm. In the event of the 4th Monday of the month falling on a Bank Holiday an alternative date, and possibly venue, will be arranged.