The market town of Rugeley is situated in the middle of Staffordshire on the edge of Cannock Chase, midway between Stafford, Lichfield, Cannock & Uttoxeter. It has excellent road and rail links with 2 railway stations and the M6 is not too far away. It is a pretty little market town without the traffic as the new bypass has taken away the congestion.

The town centers around the market square, the main shopping streets are Upper Brook Street, Brook Square and Market Street. The town is mainly pedestrian only. There is an indoor market in the market hall and an outdoor market on the square. The covered Brewery Street shopping arcade and Shrewsbury Mall provide easy access to the main shops.

There are plenty of old pubs, cafes and restaurants with plenty of entertainment on offer. There are sporting activities with the Rugby Club and the Rugeley Leisure Centre.

The skyline is dominated by the power station which is not unpleasant to look at with the giant kiln towers. There are many places to visit in Rugeley with Elmore Park in the town and other delightful attractions nearby. It is steeped in history some dating back to medieval times.

The river Trent offers some lovely walks along side also the canals which have an industrial history now offer a haven to the local wildlife.

The main employment in the town is the power station and nearby Stoke on Trent and Birmingham offer jobs to the locals to commute to.

Property is mainly Edwardian and Victorian and also many properties were built in the 1950's to accommodate the miners and power station workers.

According to the 2001 census there are 26100 residents in Rugeley. The town is twinned with Weston Springs, Illinois.