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).

Website Feedback

Please take some time to complete the survey below and let us know what you think of the new website.

Latest News

School Parking Advice

School Parking Advice

PARKING AND WAITING OUTSIDE SCHOOLS

I hope everyone has enjoyed the good weather and school holidays as some schools return for the new year this week here is a reminder of what is expected when parking your vehicle unless you take a walk to school and therefore this does not apply.

PLEASE DO NOT park your vehicles where it would cause any inconvenience, endangerment or obstruction to anyone else including obstructing driveways, paths and dropped kerbs. More »

IT IS AN OFFENCE TO PARK:
(Unless in an authorised parking space)

Opposite or within 10 metres of a junction
Opposite a traffic island
At or near a bus stop or taxi rank
On a pedestrian crossing
In an area marked by zig-zag lines

Please do not park either partially or wholly on the pavement…this can cause an obstruction for pedestrians, prams/pushchairs and wheelchair users, as well as damaging the grass verge.

Officers will be patrolling in your area and fixed penalty notices will be issued where appropriate.

Standard parking/obstruction offences incur a fine & vehicle recovery fee.

Parking on zig-zag lines incurs a fine and 3 penalty points.

Thank you for your support in this matter,please note standard parking enforcement is carried out by Northamptonshire County Council excluding Kettering.

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

» Less

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 10:08 by Deborah Rush

Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston and Grendon Incidents of note between Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August.

Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston and Grendon Incidents of note between Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August.

Between 22.00hrs on Wednesday 21 August and 14.00hrs on Thursday 22 August, the metal door of a shed on Manor Road, Grendon was bent open and electrical garden tools stolen 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 »


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

» Less

Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14 by Deborah Rush

Mobile Phone Courier Scam

Mobile Phone Courier Scam

Trading Standards have recently circulated information on the following phone scam.


The scam involves fraudsters taking a phone contract out in your name and having it delivered to your home.


If the criminals fail to intercept the delivery in the street, they often pose as a courier and try to collect the package claiming it was delivered by mistake.

The fraudsters then have the new phone leaving the victim to pay the phone contract. More »


It usually happens when criminals somehow manage to get hold of your personal details to place the order.


What should you do if this happens?

If a courier unexpectedly comes to collect an item at your home, do not hand it over.
Check their credentials and call the company they claim to be representing.
If you believe you are a victim to this type of scam, please contact Police on 101 to report any crime or suspicious behaviour.

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

» Less

Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:06 by Deborah Rush