Housing development off Grace Crescent

Carter Jonas, on behalf of Hill, have submitted an application to South Cambs District Council  for outline planning permission for 98 houses on land adjoining Grace Crescent.

The application was registered on SCDC website on 4th July.  The consultation start date is 12th July and the consultation end date is 21 days later on  2nd August. It has been allocated reference S/1694/16/OL and David Thompson is the Case Officer.  The application can be viewed on the SCDC website Planning Applications.    The statutory period for determination is the 3rdOctober 2016.

The application will be an agenda item for the Parish Council meeting to be held on 26th July.

The Parish Council will consider the application and provide a response to South Cambs District Council.  Individuals are also able to respond with their views on the application and they can if they wish provide copies of their views to the Parish Council for its consideration.  In addition there will be an open public session before the formal business of the meeting begins during which residents of Hardwick can ask questions and make their views known.

Steve Rose


Hardwick Parish Council

Hardwick Mobile Library

Did you know we have a mobile library bus which at present comes to Hardwick on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month?

The Hardwick website and Hardwick Happenings have details of times and places the bus stops.

Books can be ordered or renewed at the library bus and the man running it is very helpful.


Membership of Cambridgeshire libraries is free and allows you to borrow up to 12 items.

You can join online at cambridgeshire.gov.uk or phone 0345 045 5225

On the website cambridgeshire.gov.uk there is also lots of information on Cambridgeshire libraries and what is available in books and magazines, music scores, audio-visual items and Access for All.

Access For All

Cambridgeshire Libraries offer various services to users who are housebound

and people with hearing difficulties or visual impairment.

Library at Home service (formerly Doorstep) is for people who cannot leave their home

because of mobility, health problems, or because they have full time (unpaid) caring duties.

You may wish to use this service if you have no one to visit the library for you.

Contact a co-ordinator on 0345 045 5225 or your.library@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Hopefully, other people in Hardwick will also find this information useful and use the mobile library bus to keep it going.


Written by Pat Portlock

June Parish Meeting Report

There were 4 Parish Councillors and 3 members of the community present. The open session at 7.45pm had Pat Portlock report that there is a team of 12 volunteers ready to start the litter picking, the removal of rubbish has been organised and the equipment can now be ordered.

Martin Cassey reported on the June meeting of the Village Plan Committee and said that it will be interesting to watch how Cambourne progress as they are about a year ahead of Hardwick.

New way marker signs will go up on the Millennium Footpath to replace rotten posts and fallen markers.

Our ROSPA reports for the 4 playgrounds and skate park have been done and all the required action of repairs to keep in line with the findings will take place as soon as possible.

New updated Council policies were discussed and accepted concerning standing orders, financial regulations and risk assessments.

Reports of overgrown, dead or overhanging trees will be checked against the recent tree survey which has just been completed.

Parish boundaries are to change which will reduce the number of District Councillors and our ward now includes Toft.

The state of repair of some of our lay-bys is particularly poor and any member of the public can report potholes and bad surfaces at: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/roads/ please help us get these up to the standard of our new main roads through the village.

Meeting closed at 10.50pm.

Written by Jane Humphries