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Welcome to the the Grendon Village web site!

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Our aim with this site is to provide easy to access information on anything related to Grendon and its surroundings; feel free to browse around. To learn more please see GrendonVillage:About. If you wish to edit and change this site yourself you need to become a registered user - to do this please contact:

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Grendon (Warwickshire)

If you've found this site, but were after the village site for Grendon in Warwickshire (the wrong sort of Grendon!) - 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 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 - click here.

Political

Our 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 December 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 is on Monday 12th January 2015, the agenda will be available from 6th January.

Other

News Items

Race Night at Grendon Village Hall

Come along and enjoy Race Night at the village hall on Friday 24th October at 7.30pm.

First Race starts at 8pm.

Tickets £8 each including a fish & chip supper.

For more details or to buy tickets please contact Angie Hillier 01933 665009 or Maureen Caddick 01933 663277 or email angie@thehilliers.com

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 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.

St Mary's Fundraising Committee

Our grateful thanks to everyone that supported the "The Christmas Shopping Evening" event, it was a lovely festive evening and £745 was raised for Church Funds.

The hamper and cake raffle will be drawn at the Christingle service on Sunday 14th December, 4pm.

We hope you will be able to join us for the "Carols around the Christmas Tree" service at Grendon Hall on Sunday 21st December at 5pm. Wrap up warmly and bring a torch.

We will also be collecting for the daylight centre food bank, we hope you will be able to donate a non-perishable food item to those less fortunate than ourselves.

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 phil.dawes@hotmail.co.uk.

Bois Bernard - twinning 2015

We will be visiting our French twinners in Bois Bernard again in 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: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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