Village Hall

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The Village Hall is a stand alone charity run by Trustees and other volunteers.

It is home to numerous clubs, groups and organisations holding many events throughout the year. including --

Grendon Rangers Soccer Club -

1st Grendon Scouts -

and is a regular venue of Quaintwood Players, Bernwode WI coffee shop, the Parish Council meetings, Bonfire Night, Christmas & New Year village events.

The Swan Public House


Re-opened in 2019 after extensive refurbishment & serving local ales and good food.

GU Combined School

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Community Police Team


Grendon Underwood comes under the Waddesdon neighbourhood policing team who work with several local communities to make Aylesbury Vale safer

Thames Valley Police Crime Statistics Summary.

Grendon Underwood Parish. Dated: January 2021

From January 2020 to January 2021, there have been 105 recorded incidents in Grendon Underwood. (now using a new IT system, which records everything on our crime recording system, even things like a tree in the road etc!).

Of these incidents, some 34 were classed as offences. These comprised 3 burglaries and 5 thefts. The other 26 offences were related to the prison (a majority absconders from the prison but other offences within the prison itself.)

It is believed most of the offences related to the prison are absconders who almost to a man leave the area immediately unless they are local. There is no information to the effect any particular offences are linked to them in the area.

Meet the team here and contact them by calling

101 or email them on

You can also report an incident on their website:

In an emergency always call 999

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National Health Service                   South Central Ambulance Service

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Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

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Buckinghamshire Council


Many problems can be reported on FixMyStreet on

or report it direct ......

Public Rights of Way: If you wish to report a Rights of Way Problem, go to Joanne Taylor on

Street Lights: Ian Fraser-Fox on ian.fraser-fox@buckinghamshire.

Planning Enforcement: Steve Bambrick on


Pavements: Head of Highways, Dave Roberts on

Street cleaning/ fly tipping/ abandoned vehicles: Naomi Batson on

Waste & Recycling: Simon Rowett on

Tree Management: Rebecca Hart on

HS2: Jackie Copcutt on

EWR: Laura Leech on

Grendon Prisons


Grendon Underwood has two well established prisons, one within the other. The estate is remotely located a mile away from the church and main village.

HMP Grendon, opened in 1962 as an experimental prison for inmates with psychiatric anti-social personality disorders, is a B-Category prison and is the UK's only therapeutic community for the treatment of serious offenders. The facility holds approx 238 cat B male prisoners (April 2012).

HMP Spring Hill is a D-Category open prison with an operational capacity of 335(April 2013) Indeterminate Sentenced Prisoners (ISP's).

LATEST MoJ PROPOSAL - December 2020. A new prison set to house 1,440 inmates could be built next to these two existing jails.

Greg Smith, MP said: "This consultation is an opportunity for the Ministry of Justice to hear views and receive feedback from local residents, business and public services before any formal decisions are taken. It is absolutely vital that everyone locally takes part and ensures our voice is heard loud and clear. I will be backing residents 100% on this and making a formal submission myself."

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said it planned to erect the new category C prison on land adjacent to HMP Grendon and HMP Springhill in Buckinghamshire. If it goes ahead, work could start in 2023, creating about 600 permanent jobs, it said.

Two others are currently being constructed, including the £252mHMP Five Wells "mega prison" in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, and one in Glen Parva, Leicestershire.

The new prison could house 1,440 inmates in six four-storey "houseblocks", with 240 prisoners in each. It will be 20,000 sq m (215,278 sq ft - TOTAL PRISONER POPULATION ON SAME SITE: 2013.

As at December 2020, no planning application has been submitted toBuckinghamshire Council.

A public consultation into the proposals is open until 24 December.

Grendon Underwood Parish Council is at a loss as to the rationale behind this proposal when a more appropriate location, adjacent to an already established Cat C prison, HMP Bullingdon, is only some 10 miles away.

The Council has contacted all neighbouring parish councils and urges every resident to make their views known either directly, using the links in the NOTICE on this site, or through their parish council or their Buckinghamshire County Council representative.


The club is accredited to the FA Charter Standard Status and is Covid Secure with necessary insurance in place.

We have teams (mixed gender until 16 years old ) at Under 7,8,9,10, 11,13,16 and one Adult team. All play in properly organised leagues although the youngest age groups are non-competitive.

All team officials are DBS cleared.

If you are interested in joining, contact Paul Jackman 07733276479,

Pete Busby 07979470734 or Carol Scanlon 07952841679 who will be able to give you further details and put you in contact with the appropriate team manager who will be able to discuss their team situation with you.

1st Grendon & Edgcott Scout Group

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1st Grendon & Edgcott Scout Group is a voluntary organisation whose purpose is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities. The method of achieving this Aim lies in providing an enjoyable and attractive balanced programme of activities, based on the Scout Promise and Law and guided by adult leadership. Membership of Beaver Scout Colonies, Cub Scout Packs and Scout Troops is equally open to all people of all genders with the minimum age limit for membership being 5¾ years. We provide Scouting up to the age of 14 years. The Scout Group meets at Grendon Underwood Village Hall on a Tuesday night with its three sections, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meeting between 5 and 9pm. We also have a partnership with the Discovery Explorer Scout Unit who cater for the 14 to 18 year age group, but are managed by the Buckingham, Winslow and District Scout Council.

Contact: Alan Roberts, Group Scout Leader

History:- The Scout Group reopened in September 1974 having previously been in existence in the community up until 1971.

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Greatmoor Energy from Waste Plant


The Greatmoor plant converts some 345,000 tonnes of non-recyclable municipal and industrial solid waste into 25 Megawatts [enough to power 40,000 homes across Buckinghamshire] of electricity per annum for industrial processing and for district heating systems – an ecologically sound, cost-effective means of energy recovery. The energy plant works by burning waste at high temperatures, whilst minimising pollution, and using the heat to make steam to turn the turbines.

In April 2013Buckinghamshire County Council signed a contract with FCC Environment to build and operate an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant at Greatmoor, near Calvert in the north of Buckinghamshire and the facility opened in June 2016.

COVID19 status - At the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, workers at Greatmoor Energy from Waste Plant along with others like it were given Key Worker status as the Government recognised the vital role the waste sector needed to play in keeping waste and recycling collections and waste processing going. As such, the plant has remained open, operating normally and continuing to power 40,000 homes across Buckinghamshire and ensuring that residential waste does not end up in landfill.

The SAYE & SELE Foundation

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The Saye and Sele Foundation is a registered charity whose purpose is to provide financial assistance to residents, under the age of 25, of the Parishes of Grendon Underwood and Quainton in connection with educational studies, vocational training and for activities that increase life skills and experiences.

Apply through the Clerk to the Trustees, Tim Friedlander, Saye & Sele Hall, 18 Lower Street, Quainton, Bucks HP22 4BJ or by email at

History - .In 1665 John Hart, by his will proved in the P.C.C., devised (inter alia) an annuity of £3 for apprenticing a poor boy, issuing out of Easington Manor, Oxfordshire. The rent-charge (less land tax) is accumulated and applied in apprenticing as occasion requires.

For the charities of Dame Anne Pigott, founded in 1672, and of Thomas Pigott, founded by deed poll 1704, for the education and apprenticing respectively of poor children of Grendon and Quainton, see under the parish of Quainton.

The charity of Christobella, Viscountess Saye and Sele was founded by will, dated 8 December 1787, and is possessed of the recreational field at Grendon Underwood and community buildings at Quainton. It was then endowed with a sum of £14,041 14s. 7d. consols, transferred out of the Court of Chancery to the official trustees, producing £351 0s. 8d. yearly. The official trustees also hold a sum of £247 7s. 3d. consols on an investment account towards replacement of a sum of £500 by instalments of £12 10s. yearly. By a scheme of the Charity Commissioners of 17 August 1900 two-thirds of the net income is made applicable for the advancement in life of poor boys of Grendon and Quainton and one-third in the advancement of the education of children in the same parishes. The educational branch is regulated by a scheme of the Board of Education of 23 December 1908.

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