Grendon Parish Council

Serving the people of Grendon

Grendon Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Grendon a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

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Covid_19 pandemic

In these difficult times the Parish Council has set-up a neighbours help scheme to support anyone who is self-isolating. You should have received a flyer through your door with details of a contact person who will help with shopping, collecting medication etc. If you haven't received this please contact the Clerk (Deborah) on 01933 663918 or email

clerk@grendon-pc.org.uk

We have also set-up a lending library of books / jigsaws etc in Church for anyone who is feeling rather bored - items borrowed at own risk.

If you are concerned about the symptoms of the coronavirus please visit the NHS website below or if you do not have internet access call 111. DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP SURGERY OR HOSPITAL UNLESS TOLD TO DO SO BY A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number. 0300 126 1000 (option 5). Individuals can also email nccg.communityresilience.covid19@nhs.net and ask for help.

Village Hopper Bus Service - operating Saturday timetable on all days wef 26/3/20

The Village Hopper is a community mini-bus service that operates on a fixed route timetable 6 days each week.

The timetable can be viewed here;

Local Elections - postponed until May 2021

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51876269

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Scam Protection Advice

Scam Protection Advice

Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. They spend hours researching you hoping you'll let your guard down for just a moment.

They can contact you by phone, email, text, letters, on social media, or in person. They will try to trick you into parting with your money, personal information, or buying goods or services that don't exist.

To keep yourself and your devices secure please consider our top 10 tips: More »

1. Verify any unexpected contact is genuine by using a known number or email address to contact organisations directly – is this caller who they say they are? After hanging up, wait five minutes and make sure you can hear a dial tone before making any other calls, or use your mobile. NEVER allow an unsolicited caller remote access to your computer or devices.

2. Don't be pressurised into sending money – stop and think and check with a trusted source or person. It's ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you. Have confidence in yourself, if it feels wrong to you – it probably is.

3. Use someone you know and trust for shopping & other essentials. Don't hand money over to someone on the doorstep.

4. Authorities like the DWP and HMRC will never ask for banking details like your password or PIN on the phone or in person. You will NEVER be asked to move money to a 'safe account'. Police or banking representatives will NEVER ask you to help in an investigation by moving money or withdrawing funds.

5. Check for ID's and get them verified – genuine officials will be more than happy to wait while you verify their ID.

6. Pick strong passwords – choose Three Random Words with a mixture of upper/lower case, numbers and special characters. Do not use the same password across sites. Enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on your accounts and devices that offer it, this provides a second layer of security.

7. Be wary of phishing scams - Don't click on any links or attachments in unexpected emails.

8. Social Media – For those of you who use social media, make sure that it is set up correctly, review your privacy settings to ensure your profile is appropriately locked down.

9. Use antivirus and ensure you are using the latest versions of software, apps and operating systems on your phones, tablets, desktops and laptops. Update these regularly or set your devices to automatically update so you don't have to worry.

10. Backups – Always back up your most important data such as your photos and key documents to an external hard drive and / or cloud storage.

Report suspicious texts by forwarding them to 7726, which spells SPAM on your keypad.

If you think you've received a phishing email forward to report@phishing.gov.uk.

If you think you've fallen victim to a scam contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or calling 0300 123 2040.

Message Sent By
Kelly Noble (Police, Social Media Engagement Officer, Corporate Communications, Countywide)

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Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 14:55 by Deborah Rush

Newsletter from Northants Strategic Coordination Centre

Newsletter from Northants Strategic Coordination Centre

Please find attached the latest Community Resilience Hub update from the Northamptonshire Strategic Coordination Centre for COVID-19. This document is intended for anyone involved in supporting those in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes News accross the county , and in your local area.

To visit Neighbourhood Watch go to ourwatch.org.uk/ to find out where you local scheme is, or to find useful information on Building Safer Communities. More »

#NorthantsTogether


Stay Safe

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Domestic abuse flyer 20.04.2020.pdf - 90.0 KB

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Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 13:56 by Deborah Rush

Police To Hold Special Q and A Session For Children Worried about Lockdown

Police To Hold Special Q and A Session For Children Worried about Lockdown

Police officers leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Northamptonshire are planning to hold a special Facebook Live Q&A session for children on Thursday, April 30, at 4.30pm.

Since the country was locked down over a month ago, the Force has been holding weekly live Q&A sessions on Facebook which have given people of all ages an opportunity to engage with their local police officers and ask questions about the COVID-19 policing operation. More »

The sessions, fronted by Chief Constable Nick Adderley and Superintendents Sarah Johnson and Elliot Foskett, have proven popular with users of the social media platform, with thousands of people tuning in at a time and lots of questions posed to the officers live.

Now the Force is turning its attention specifically to children and ACC Simon Blatchly and Superintendents Johnson and Foskett will hold a one-off session this Thursday to give young people worried about the lockdown an opportunity to air their concerns and ask their local police force a question.

Superintendent Sarah Johnson, said: "Our live Facebook Q&As have proven popular with the local community and I think that's because they're unscripted - people can pose questions live, we don't know what questions are coming, and I think that brings a level of authenticity to the process which the public in Northamptonshire have appreciated. We want to be accessible, approachable and willing to give the public the interaction they deserve and these sessions have been a great way for is to do that.

"This is a strange time for everyone at the moment as so much has changed in our day-to-day lives and this level of change can be quite scary for children who can't go to nursery or school, play outside with their friends, or visit their grandparents.

"We recognise this and hope that a Q&A session with their local police officers may go some way in relieving any anxiety they may be feeling.

"If your child has a question, please join us at 4.30pm on Facebook on Thursday, or if you can't make it - please submit your question to us in advance by emailing your child's name, age and their question to news@northants.pnn.police.uk.

"Although this session will focus on the lockdown, we are very much willing to answer other burning questions about the police your children may have – whether that's how the blue lights work on our cars or how many police dogs we have – we're happy to take questions on anything that will help your child feel connected to their local police officers."

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Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 10:59 by Deborah Rush