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.

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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Earls Barton Murder Investigation

Earls Barton Murder Investigation

Detectives investigating the murder of a 63-year-old woman in Earls Barton have today named her.

Marion Price, of Earls Barton was found in her car in a private residential car park in Elderton Way in the village, shortly after 8pm on Sunday, December 15. A post-mortem examination carried out at Leicester Royal Infirmary yesterday (Monday, December 16) found she died as a result of a shotgun wound. More »

Detective Chief Inspector Joe Banfield, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime Team, is leading the investigation.

He said: "Marion, a much loved mum, grandmother, daughter and sister, tragically died after suffering serious injuries. Specialist trained officers are supporting her family and our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time.

"Our investigation into what happens continues to progress well, however I would still like to appeal for anyone who may have witnessed, or has information, which would assist with this enquiry to come forward.

"I am particularly interested to hear from anyone who may have been in or around Earls Barton, between 4pm and 8pm on Sunday, and have dash-cam footage. Or anyone who may have seen someone acting strangely, which gave them cause for concern."

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 504 of 15/12/19. Alternatively, if they would prefer to remain anonymous, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

DCI Banfield added: "Marion's death has understandably shocked the local community. We know there has some speculation surrounding the case and neighbourhood officers have been carrying out increased patrols in the area.

"They're there to provide extra reassurance and are happy to speak with local residents. They'll be patrolling in Earls Barton this evening (Tuesday, December 17) between 5pm and 7pm and I would encourage anyone with any concerns to approach them."

A 69-year-old man from Northampton has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody after officers were granted a 24 hour extension at Northampton Magistrates' Court today (Tuesday, December 17).

Photo caption: Marion Price pictured with her son Gary and daughter Toni.


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Craig Blacha (Police, Police Community Support Officer, Wellingborough)

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Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:28 by Deborah Rush

Crime and Policing Update

Crime and Policing Update

Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston and Grendon

Incidents of note between Thursday 28 November and Tuesday 3 December.

Between 17.00hrs on Thursday 28 November and 17.00hrs on Tuesday 3 December, unknown person(s) have broken into 2 sheds on residential premises on Chequers Lane, Grendon and stolen items 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. More »

Alternatively, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at

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Loraine Holdcroft (Police, ( Watch Liaison Volunteer V0492 - Wellingborough), Wellingborough)

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Posted: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:54 by Deborah Rush

Northamptonshire County Council's Draft Budget 2020/21

Northamptonshire County Council's Draft Budget 2020/21

Northamptonshire County Council is now consulting on its draft Budget for 2020/21. The draft budget agreed by Cabinet on 12th November 2019 is likely to be the County Council's final budget and lays the foundations for the transition to two new unitary authorities from April 2021. This draft budget continues the work of last year to stabilize the County Council's finances.

Have your say

This questionnaire explains the proposed Council Tax increase and the budget savings proposals in more detail and asks for your views on the proposals contained within the budget. The consultation closes at midnight on Tuesday 24th December. More »

Details of this and all current and recent consultations can be found on our consultation hub. » Less

Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:01 by Deborah Rush