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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June's update from Northamptonshire County Council

June's update from Northamptonshire County Council

Please see link below to June's update from Northamptonshire County Council

https://mailchi.mp/2ff1ae7fc461/junes-update-from-northamptonshire-county-council?e=b152e1792f

Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:12 by Deborah Rush

Crime And Policing Update

Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston and Grendon

Incidents of note between Tuesday 4 and Thursday 6 June.


Between 09.00hrs and 12.00hrs on Tuesday 4 June a residential property on Main Road, Grendon was broken into when the side entrance window was smashed. Items were stolen from within the property.


Between 02.00hrs and 02.10hrs on Thursday 6 June the rear door of a restaurant on High Street, Wollaston was forced open. The intruder(s) then removed the till drawer, containing cash. More »


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


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

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Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:43 by Deborah Rush

Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston.

Crime and Policing Update for Wollaston.

Incidents of note between Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May.

At approx. 00.45hrs on Wednesday 22 May unknown persons gained entry to and searched a vehicle parked outside a residential property on York Road, Wollaston. It is believed that this was done using a device outside the property to activate the vehicle's electronic keyless system. Nothing was taken from the vehicle as the suspects were disturbed and ran off. More »


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 » Less

Posted: Wed, 29 May 2019 13:53 by Deborah Rush