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 2001 census) is 477; 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.
For a summary of the village history, from Wikipedia - click here.
The 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 15th April 2013 at 6:45pm in the Village Hall the Open Forum is from 6:45-7:00pm.
The Annual Parish Forum will be held on 15th April 2013 following the above meeting , refreshments will be available from 7:30pm onwards with the forum starting at 8:00pm.
Please note there is a new e-mail for the Parish Council:-
Parish Council minutes
Parish Council Agenda of Next Meeting
Grendon Village Hall
The Quiz night held on Friday (19th April) was a huge success, despite a slow start! At one point we thought we wouldn’t sell enough tickets and then suddenly we were overwhelmed in the last few days and sadly even had to turn people away!
The lucky winning team, for the second year running, was the Quizzee Rascals who went away with first prize of 6 bottles of bubbly!
The booby prize was won by the Spring Lambs, who took home quiz books to help swot up for next year!
We also held a raffle which included some fabulous prizes such as a keg of beer, a Sainsbury’s voucher, many bottles of wine, and much more!
Thanks to everyone on the committee for their valiant efforts and for donating raffle prizes! Especial thanks to Ros for compiling a great variety of questions, to Ros and Tash for delivering the quiz, to Maureen and Angie for selling tickets, to Gary for organising the bar and to Martyn for invaluable guidance on how it has all been done in the past!
Look out for our next fun event in the summer!
Bill Hillier (Chairman)
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.
The Grendon and Prims first game in the Northamptonshire league is on 27th April and the under 11's first game is on 28th April 2013. The Old Grendonians start their season on the 19th May, away at Castle Ashby. If you are interested in playing please contact Phil Dawes (07812 185 241) or email@example.com.
Grendon Womens Institute
Invites you to Afternoon Tea in the Church room ( next to the School) on Monday 29th April 2013 between 2:30pm and 4:00pm.
Bring & Buy
Everyone in the village that afternoon will be most welcome - come and enjoy some delicious home - made cakes !
Grendon and Prims Cricket Club Winter Training And Coaching Opportunities
Grendon & Prims Cricket Club winter training will be starting on Sunday 6th January 2013 held at Moulton Sports Hall, Moulton Sports Complex, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7SD.
We are offering training with qualified coaches for juniors aged 6 upwards. This opportunity is open to both boys and girls.
There will also be an opportunity for any adults wishing to get back into the game or just give something new a go to train with our seniors at the same time with a view to joining the senior team in league matches next season.
We are also looking for assistant coaches to join our growing coaching team. No qualifications are required to apply for a position although a good understanding of the game is essential.
For further information on sessions, to book your place or to apply for a coaching position please contact Lynsey on 07796266091 or Lynsey@thedigitaloffice.co.uk
We will be visiting our French twinners again in May 2013 and 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. We had a joint outing with Yardley Hastings on Monday 23rd July, where 9 members had the opportunity to expand their ringing experience ringing on 8 bells at Burton Latimer and the ground floor anti clockwise ring of 5 bells at Great Doddington. Also thanks to Yardley they had the experience of ringing hand bells. The weather was kind and we had an enjoyable picnic in Great Doddington churchyard.
10 members rang for the big Olympic ring at 8.00am on Friday 27th July for the opening of the games along with towers from all over the country. This was followed by bacon sandwiches all round. Some members have also rang for Sunday services in August. It is great to see them progressing and expanding their skills and experience.
It has been a great pleasure to see their enthusiasm and they have really progressed. Currently the Youth Band have been practising on tied bells on Wednesdays, but to enable them to maintain their progress they need to practise with other ringers on open bells. We will be extending our Tuesday practice to run from 7.00pm to facilitate this, but with the other commitments some members have we may need to run another practice night for the Youth Band, day and time for this has to be decided.
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
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