The Grindleton Pavilion is available for your events!
We welcome all enquiries for private or public events. Bookings and associated enquiries can be made using firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning Peter Norcliffe on 07805 714217. For enquiries of a more general nature about the Pavilion, please contact Anne Huson (01200 440141).
Grindleton lies in the valley of the River Ribble, between Pendle Hill and the rising fells of the Forest of Bowland. It is a historical village, identified in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Gretlintone.
The Parish Council
Welcome to the Grindleton village website. The site has been developed by the Parish Council. Our aim is to offer residents and visitors a focus for events and activities taking place in the village and its environs, to enable access to Parish Council documents and to advise residents of local issues. Information is also available from organisations such as the police and local charities.
We also seek to promote the village to visitors and to support local businesses.
The website highlights to residents and visitors alike, the opportunities for recreation and exercise in our beautiful surroundings.
The fells and valleys of the Forest of Bowland AONB, Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley are internationally recognised as outstanding landscapes.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be advised shortly.
Lancashire Constabulary Rural Community Newsletter is available here.
The Grindleton Garage Sale will take place on 4 June 2016, 10:00 to 15:00. Time to declutter, this is a fun way to sell your unwanted possessions in your own garage or front garden (or someone else's if you don't have one) and get rid of unwanted clothes, toys, bric-a-brac, books, gadgets, furniture, whilst earning a little money. If you want to take part, please let mandy Brennan know by 29th May so she can include you on the map. All houses will put out a red balloon so you know who is taking part on the day. Contact Mandy Brennan on 01200 441551 for more details.
Sports Day will take place on 11 June 2016 (Details here). Sports Day is a bit different this year as you can see on the link. We hope that as many as possible will come and share the fun. As usual we are looking for CAKES - we depend on donations of cakes. These can be brought to the Pavilion between 10 and 12 on the Saturday morning or to the Sports Day, HELPERS FOR REFRESHMENTS - can you spare an hour during the afternoon to help serve refreshments? Please contact Diane Eatough email@example.com, CROSS COUNTRY MARSHALLS - the Cross Country will be run at about 4.30pm. If you are available to marshall please contact Nick Millward firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to seeing you there!
Grindleton Horticultural Show will take place on 28 Aug 16. Download the Schedule and Entry Form.
Some upcoming Pavilion events are here.
Are you interested in events such as Mother & Toddler Group, Tai Chi, Yoga (details), Zumba, Photography etc.? ... the schedule of regular classes and other events is available on the Pavilion web-page.
The Village Diary lists the principal village events, including notable public events at the Pavilion; the Village Diary is here. It does not list regular monthly or weekly events such as WI meetings and church services. For regular events at the Pavilion, such as exercise classes etc., consult the Pavilion Diary.
St. Ambrose Parish Church events are principally on the Churches web-page.
On this website
310,000 sheep in Bowland
Some of the features available are:
- Download Parish Council minutes, the Parish Plan, Parish Actions and other documents related to the Council's desire to strengthen its links with the community;
- View the Village Diary;
- View comprehensive information on the facilities at the Grindleton Pavilion, check availability online for your events, and contact details;
- View a list of activities available in the village and other local communities;
- Get advice on the ways to contact the police and our Emergency Community Support Office;
- Support the Recreation Ground Charity by attending publicised fund-raising events;
- Acquire information on outdoor activities, and view a gallery of the village and fells;
- Through Google mapping, view and navigate active satellite images and maps of the area;
- A history of the village and download our village Heritage Trail.
An abridged history
Grindleton is one of a series of villages on a terrace above the River Ribble. Our neighbours are Sawley, West Bradford and Waddington. Clitheroe is about three miles away, and Chatburn is situated across the river close to the foot of Pendle Hill.
The historical character of the village is farming, and cottage-based hand-loom weaving. Grindleton is a planned Saxon village. The Main Street is linear, climbing up towards the fell, parallel to Grindleton Brook.
The village is famed for a 17th century non-conformist religious sect - the Grindletonians. Jam making was a local industry and damson trees still grow in a number of gardens.
Grindleton's mills are now gone. Gandhi visited the area in 1931 as part of his visit to the Lancashire cotton industry. He came at the invitation of the Secretary of State for India to see for himself the impact of the Indian National Congress' policy on the boycotting of English cotton goods.
The remains of Sawley Abbey are a short distance away.