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Grendon (Warwickshire)

If you've found this site, but were after the village site for Grendon in Warwickshire - please click this link: http://www.grendonvillage.org.uk/

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The village

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.

Political

The Member of Parliament

Local council

Highways

European Parliament

  • Bill Newton Dunn (East Midlands)


Email address mailto:bill.newtondunn@europarl.europa.eu

Telephone 01522-810812

Website http://www.newton-dunn.com/

Post address 10 Church Lane, Navenby, Lincoln LN5 0EG

Parliament website: http://www.europarl.ep.ec/

Parish Council

The next meeting of the Parish Council is Monday 8th September 2014, 7.30pm.



Please note there is a new e-mail for the Parish Council:-

Parish Council minutes

Parish Council Agenda of Next Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 8th September 2014

News Items

Cricket

Junior training started on Wednesday 23rd April and will continue every Wednesday night starting at 6:30pm to 7:30 pm at the village ground. The under 11's 1st game is on Sunday 4th May. Lots of children from the village attend, both boys and girls, so if your child is interested please contact Lynsey McIntosh on 07796266091 or pop along to the ground on Wednesday evening.

The Grendon and Prims 1st and 2nd teams start their league campaign on Saturday 25th April 2014, with the 1st team taking on Brixworth away, and the 2nd team playing Thrapston at home. 1:30pm start.

The Old Grendonians CC play their first game on Thursday 8th May against Gt Dodington 6pm start. This is followed by our "Ashes" clash against Castle Ashby on the 11th May.

If you are interested in playing for any of the above please contact Phil Dawes on 07812 185 241.

Village Hall

The Grendon Village Hall Committee held their AGM on Monday 17th March and were very pleased to welcome residents who came along to enjoy a glass of wine and hear about the events, functions and classes held in the hall. There have been some changes to the Committee following the AGM - please follow the link in the panel on the left to see who the new members are!

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 angie@thehilliers.com


St Mary's Fundraising Committee

Our grateful thanks to everyone that supported the Church Fete, especially the Team at Grendon Hall. We enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of good weather and raised £1185 for Church Funds.

Our next fundraising event is on Friday 26th September, "The Spirit of Britain" an evening of fun, friendship and patriotism.

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 phil.dawes@hotmail.co.uk.

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



Twinning 2013

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:grendontwinning@gmail.com. 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

Archive

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