Grendon Parish Council

Serving the people of Grendon

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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 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.

More details about the history of the village can be found here

Legend said that some men of Grendon, seeing the moon reflected in the stream, mistook it for a cheese and tried to rake it out of the water. The people of Grendon were called Moonrakers ever after referred to in the epic poem "The Battle of Grendon Brook" (26th July 1876).

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Local resident publishes history book

Local resident Richard Blacklee will be signing books at the Museum on Saturday January 19th 11am to 3pm. £8.99.

https://mailchi.mp/2ae53ba56bfd/wellingborough-museum-newsletter-no84-may-740497

Posted: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:39 by Deborah Rush

Hm Revenue And Customs Alert

Hm Revenue And Customs Alert

HM Revenue and Customs Alert

What you need to know
Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public purporting to be from HMRC.

The fraudsters state that as a result of their non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable to prosecution or other legal proceedings such as repossession of belongings to settle the balance but can avoid this by arranging for payment to be made immediately by method such as bank transfer or by iTunes gift cards. More »

If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, bailiffs or in cases where the victim appears to be of overseas origin; deportation.

Often, the period for which the tax is allegedly due is distant enough to guarantee the victim will have little, if any, paperwork or ability to verify the claims. Once the money is paid the suspects sever all contact.

It is vital that the public exercise caution when receiving messages or telephone calls of this nature.

What you need to do
Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and contact details), it doesn't mean they are genuine. Instead, contact the company directly using trusted methods such as a known email address or phone number.

Listen to your instincts. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. No genuine organisation will ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using iTunes Gift Cards, or any other type of voucher.

Don't be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.

Report Phishing attempts. If you receive a call, text or email of this nature and have not lost money, report this as a phishing attempt to Action Fraud.


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Posted: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 12:12 by Deborah Rush

Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston - Grendon

Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston - Grendon

Incidents of note between Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December.

Between 22.00hrs on Friday 30 November and 08.00hrs on Saturday 1 December a garden shed on Main Road, Grendon was broken into and property taken from within.

If you have any information about any of these events, please contact the police on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.

Alternatively, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. More »

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Posted: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:38 by Deborah Rush