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:email@example.com
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 10th March 2014, 7.30pm in the Village Hall the Open Forum is from 7.30-7.45pm.
Please note there is a new e-mail for the Parish Council:-
===Parish Council minutes===*
=Parish Council Agenda of Next Meeting
QUIZ NIGHT Grendon Village Hall
7.30pm on Friday 28th March at Grendon Village Hall
Grendon Village Hall are holding a Quiz Night to raise funds for much-needed repairs to the hall.
Please come along and support the Village Hall and have a fun evening, suitable for all the family.
Our Quizmaster will be the one and only Mr Martyn Smith, so get swotting on your local and general knowledge!!!
A Fish and Chip (or alternative) supper is included and there will be a pay bar and the usual raffle.
Everyone welcome! Tickets £8 each are available from:
Angie Hillier 01933 665009
Martyn Smith 01933 666183
Maureen Caddick 01933 663277
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary's Fundraising Committee
Our grateful thanks to everyone that supported the Burn's Night Supper, it was a great evening and a good time was had by all. The event raised a much needed £900 for Church funds.
The next St Mary's event is the Open Gardens and Cream Teas on Sunday 18th May 2014.
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 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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