St Mary's Church through the Clematis
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Grendon is a small village in rural Northamptonshire, England and is found on the borders of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire - with many houses made of the local limestone; various older thatched houses still survive. The name of the village means "green hill". Today the village remains centred on the hill. As with nearby Earls Barton, the village was once owned by Countess Judith who was the niece of William the Conqueror. The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
The current population (based on the 2011 census) is 544; the village is a popular place to live with commuters to London or Milton Keynes. It is the site of the nineteenth century 'Battle of Grendon'. The village is in two parts which are separated by the brook. The smaller part of the village is shown on maps as "Lower End", whilst the higher (southern) part of the village is located at the top of the (steep) hill - after which the village was originally named.
The village is a friendly place and a great place to live.
You can learn a bit more about the village from our page on Wikipedia - here.
Our Member of Parliament
- Bill Newton Dunn (East Midlands)
Email address mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Post address 10 Church Lane, Navenby, Lincoln LN5 0EG
Parliament website: http://www.europarl.ep.ec/
The next meeting of the Parish Council is Monday 14th November 2016, 7.30pm, in the Village Hall, Main Road, Grendon, NN7 1JW
Please note there is a new e-mail for the Parish Council:-
Parish Council minutes
The minutes can be found here
Parish Council Agenda of Next Meeting
The agenda for the next Parish Council meeting will be available from 8th November 2016.
The Police have provided the following handy guide Police Guide
Grendon Walking Group
GRENDON WALKING GROUP – NOVEMBER 2016 WALKS
On Sunday 13th November we will walk from Grendon to Easton Maudit and back via Park Hill a distance of 4.5 miles, starting from Grendon School at the usual time of 10.30am. On Thursday 24h November we will be walking from Castle Ashby to Yardley Hastings and back a distance of 4.5 miles, starting from Castle Ashby Car Park at 10.30am. Please contact us if you require more information, or meet us at the starting points at 10.30am. We look forward to seeing you.
Pauline & Trevor Higgs (Parish Path Warden) Tel 01933 663706; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
There have been reports of two dogs attacking and killing cats at night in the village; it is not clear whose animals they are, but cat owners are warned to be cautious.
Grendon Cricket Ground
We are pleased to announce that the new cricket net has now been installed and is "up and running". Many thanks to those who have donated and helped out at the ground.
If you are interested in playing please contact Phil Dawes (07812 185 241) or email@example.com.
Bois Bernard - twinning 2015
We visited our French twinners in Bois Bernard again on 2 May 2015 - we always receive a royal welcome from Bois Bernard and the trip is great fun; anybody who is not currently involved in the twinning and who is interested should contact Martine Marshman on 01933-664923 or email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. New twinners are welcome.
Grendon Young Ringers
The Youth band is still progressing.
If you have any questions regarding the youth band, or about joining our regular band please contact any of the ringers below, or just come along on any Tuesday evening between 7.30 and 9.00pm.
Martin Howell 01933 664038 Tower Captain
Don Green 01933 663850 Assistant Tower Captain
Mike Brown 01933 663332
Recently there have been poultry losses to foxes in the centre of the village; this is the first time that that this has been reported in recent times - so remember to lock up your hens safely at night.
Old news items from this section are archived here