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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Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston and Grendon

Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston and Grendon

Incidents of note between Thursday 31 October and Sunday 3 November.

Between 12.15hrs and 15.15hrs on Thursday 31 October, unknown persons(s) have entered a vehicle parked on Grendon Road, Wollaston whilst roadworks were being carried out and stolen items from within.

At 15.00hrs on Thursday 31 October a person was seen opening the door of a van parked on Main Road, Grendon and then running off.

Between 12.00hrs on Saturday 2 November and 07.30hrs on Sunday 3 November, the rear window of a vehicle parked on a driveway on Manor Road, Grendon was smashed. No entry appears to have been made. More »

At 02.15hrs on Sunday 3 November unknown persons were captured on CCTV trying to open the door of a vehicle parked on Manor Road, Grendon. The vehicle was locked and no access gained.

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

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Posted: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:37 by Deborah Rush

Increasing Number of Burglaries

Increasing Number of Burglaries

Message from -
Police Sergeant 1432 Chris Stevens
Northamptonshire Police
Wellingborough Neighbourhood Sergeant

As a team across Wellingborough we are seeing an increasing number of burglaries taking place where access is gained through unlocked doors and window. Please take steps to secure your properties which will prevent you being a target for thieves. Before going out lock your doors and windows and put your belongings out of view. Don't become a victim.

Posted: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:59 by Deborah Rush

Local Policing Changes Lpa

Local Policing Changes Lpa

Northamptonshire Police is making changes to the way it delivers local policing, with the introduction of a new place-based operational model comprising two local policing areas (LPAs) covering the west and north of the county.

The new model, which comes into effect from today, Monday, October 14, aims to provide greater accountability to local communities, giving the public a named senior officer responsible for policing and tackling crime in their area. More »

Chief Superintendent Mick Stamper has overall responsibility for the local policing command. He said: "We've made these changes to our policing model so we can be more effective and improve the service we provide to the public.

"Our officers and staff are hugely committed and really care about providing the best service they can to victims and the public. The previous model has seen them working extremely hard in specific roles but it was clear we could be more joined up and work more closely with each other to achieve even better results.

"The new approach brings together officers and staff from different functions and teams – including response, neighbourhoods, proactive, CID and intelligence – enabling them to work even more positively and proactively across their different roles, and be passionate and proud about fighting crime and dealing with the criminals operating on their patch."

The two LPAs are each led by an Operations Superintendent. Chris Hillery is responsible for the Northamptonshire West area and Dennis Murray has responsibility for the Northamptonshire North LPA. Both are supported by a chief inspector overseeing response and neighbourhood policing and a detective chief inspector who heads the area-based CID. Each LPA also has a dedicated proactive policing team that works across the area to focus on specific issues and crimes.

The West LPA covers Northampton, Daventry and South Northamptonshire, and the North LPA covers Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire, aligning with the anticipated structure of the new unitary authorities due to replace the existing county, district and borough councils in April 2021.

Mr Stamper added: "Many people will already know the officers working in their local neighbourhood policing team and these teams remain a fundamental part of the new model. They will continue to work in the same areas as they do now, getting to know their communities and taking ownership for the crime and anti-social behaviour happening locally, now with more opportunity for closer team-working with colleagues in response, proactive and CID teams to deal with local issues.

"The new model will give an increased sense of local ownership and responsibility and, crucially, provide greater accountability to the public we serve. It's the next step in our ongoing programme of work to take the organisation forward and ultimately ensure we deliver our core purpose to fight crime and protect our communities."

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold, said: "I'm confident that the move to two policing areas will be a change for the better and will bring an even greater local focus, so that Northamptonshire Police delivers a local response to local concerns.
"This new model is part of the Chief Constable's plans to reshape the Force and I share his drive to make sure that Northamptonshire Police is visible and accessible in the communities it serves and can respond effectively. I'm very optimistic about the new policing areas and will be monitoring carefully to ensure that they deliver an even better service to the public."

The new Local Policing command is an integral part of the new Northamptonshire Police place-based policing model which comprises other commands and departments within the Force, including Crime and Justice, Operations, Force Control Room, Professional Standards, Corporate Services and other support services and functions.

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

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Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:14 by Deborah Rush