Grendon Parish Council

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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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Op Snap

Op Snap

Operation Snap has been set up to help keep our county's roads as safe as possible.
It allows members of the public to report driving offences in the Northamptonshire area by filling out a form and uploading video evidence they have captured.

Submitted footage and reports are then examined by roads policing officers and can be used to take action against drivers found to be breaking the law.

Northamptonshire Police will investigate the following offences through Operation Snap: More »

Dangerous driving
Driving without due care and attention
Careless driving
Using a mobile phone while driving
Not wearing a seatbelt
Failing to stop at a red traffic light
Crossing solid white lines
Offences where a driver is clearly not in proper control of a vehicle

Operation Snap can't be used to report road traffic collisions. You can submit via our website at www.northants.police.uk

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Craig Blacha (Police, Police Community Support Officer, Wellingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team)

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Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:38 by Deborah Rush

HMRC Scam

HMRC Scam

Police are reminding the public to be vigilant following two recent HMRC scams reported to us by local residents

On Thursday 10th October an email was received purporting to be from HMRC – titled Self Assessment – Tax Recalculation – GOV.UK- ref no. This stated a refund was due and providing a link to click to input bank details.

Also on this date a phone call was received from 01438 940627 claiming to be from the Inland Revenue. The male caller said there was a police arrest warrant for tax evasion and was looking for payment to be made to cancel the warrant. The caller asked if the local police had been in contact and when the caller was challenged they hung up. More »

Please be extremely wary of unsolicited calls or emails claiming to be from organisations such as HMRC or your bank. Never give out bank details or other personal details or agree to transfer money between accounts based unsolicited contact like this. HMRC will never contact you in this way and Police advice is never to engage with this type of caller or click on links in emails. Terminate the call or delete the email and contact the organisation using the number you would normally contact them on NOT the number given by the caller.


What else can I do that will help protect me from Bogus Phone Callers?

• Consider making your phone number ex-directory.

• Register with the Telephone Preference Service

• Don't give out any personal information unless you are the one who made the call and you are certain of the identity of the person you are speaking to.

• Don't give out your credit card or bank card details to strangers on the telephone.

• NEVER tell somebody your bank PIN number, even if they claim to be the bank or police. If the caller is genuine they will never ask for this information.

• Don't give out information which may infer that you live alone, are older or vulnerable. • Never send money to anyone who claims to have a prize for you.

• If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Craig Blacha (Police, Police Community Support Officer, Wellingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team)

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Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:10 by Deborah Rush

News Release - Three Men Charged Over Operation Stock Illegal Sheep Butchery Offences

News Release - Three Men Charged Over Operation Stock Illegal Sheep Butchery Offences

Three men have been charged with conspiracy to steal over a series of illegal sheep butchery offences across Northamptonshire this summer.

Robert Iordan, aged 23, Florin Nutu, aged 35, and Voirel Manu, aged 38, all from Birmingham, are charged with conspiracy to steal in relation to the slaughter and illegal butchery of sheep and lambs between June 22, 2019, and October 7, 2019.

In total, 12 reports of illegal butchery were made to Northamptonshire Police during this period, with the Operation Stock investigation launched in response. More »

Iordan and Nutu were arrested on the A14 in the early hours of yesterday, Monday, October 7, following the discovery of nine illegally butchered sheep near Welton the previous evening.
Manu was arrested in Birmingham yesterday evening and all were charged today, Tuesday, October 8.

Iordan and Nutu, both of Dunsink Road, Birmingham, and Manu, of no fixed address, have been remanded in custody ahead of a first appearance at Northampton Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9.

Inspector Tracy Moore, who leads on rural crime for Northamptonshire Police, said: "We know these crimes caused a great deal of upset and anger to both the owners of the animals and to rural communities.

"The charging and remand of three people in relation to Operation Stock represents a huge amount of teamwork within our force and our neighbouring forces, and I'd like to thank our farming and rural communities again for the support they have offered throughout the investigation."

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Katrina Heath (Police, Rural Crime Co-ordinator, County Rural & Wildlife Crime Team)

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Posted: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:56 by Deborah Rush