Longfield and New Barn Parish Council was formed in 1987 after a boundary change which brought the parish into the Borough of Dartford.  The population is around 7,000 and is represented by twelve parish Councillors.  The area consists of a thriving Village with its own supermarkets and approximately fifty retail business and shops.  The Village has its fair share of hot food takeaways, a public house and a railway station with fast links into Victoria Station.

It is also close to the A2 and the M25, as well as the high speed railway station at Ebbsfleet.

Local children attend the  Langafel Primary School, and Longfield Academy School and at the Woodview Campus site, The Phoenix Centre, Rowhill School and a special hospital school for young children.  Some children attend the Grammar schools in Gravesend and Dartford.

The New Barn area of the parish is designated in the local plan as an area of Special Residential Character and is where the majority of the population lives.

Longfield village has moved on with the times over the years and may appear slightly more urban than it did 40 years ago in order to meet the demands of the local residents, fundamentally though the village is still the heart of the parish providing a well supported shopping area.  Partnered with quality schools, excellent transport links, quality shopping centers’ and beautiful countryside nearby, Longfield still remains a premium place to work and live.

The following is a list of shops and amenities in Longfield:
Waitrose (inside), Co-Op (Inside) and Nationwide (outside) all in Station Road, Longfield.
Hodgsons, Station Road
Lloyd’s, Station Road.
Banking & Post Office:
Post office and McColl’s newsagent, Station Road.
Nationwide Building society, Station Road.
Dry Cleaners:
Capricorn Dry Cleaners, Station Road & Longfield Dry Cleaners Main Road.
Food & Drink:
Waitrose Station Road, Co-Op Station Road.
Longfield village butchers, Station Road.
Henry’s Bakery, Station Road.
Longfield Wine Merchants, Station Road.
Hair dressers & Beuaty:
Nicks Hair Studio, 1, Main Road,
Hair Underground, Station Road.
Groomers (Men’s) Station Road.
Bootyful beauty salon, Station Road
Drop dead gorgeous beauty salon, Station Road.
Longfield Nails, Station Road
Take away food:
Nancy’s Sandwich Bar, Station Road.
Loon Fung Chinese take away, Station Road,
Taste of China Chinese restaurant, Station Road.
Dominos Pizza, Station Road,
Costa Coffee, Station Road,
Longfield Fish & Chips, Station Road.
Longfield Fish bar, Station Road.
Sher e Bangla take away Indian food, Station Road.
Longfield Tandoori restaurant, Station Road.
Doll’s Diner Cafe and take way, Station Road.
Longfield Kebab House, Station Road.
Bourne & Kemp, Station Road.
Estate Agents:
Your Move, Station Road.
Hartley Estates, Station Road.
Funeral Directors:
Stephen Gay, Station Road
Horlock & Sons, Station Road.
Motor Vehicles:
Shell Service station, Main Road.
Fawkham Tyres, Main Road.
Farrin’s MOT & Exhaust centre, Main Road.
TMC Motor parts, Station Road.
DIY, Home and pets:
Parks vets, Station Road. (01474 703377)
Town & Country pet supplies, Station Road.
Floral explosion florists, Station Road.
Family Kitchens, Station Road.
Longfield Hardware Store, Station Road.
Longfield Plumbing, Station Road.
Ash Carpet Centre, Station Road.
Rowlands Opticians, Station Road.
Martin Tolhurst, Station Road.
Book Makers & Pubs:
Corals, Station Road.
Railway Tavern, Main Road.
Long Valley Club, Fawkham Road (private members only).