May 16, 2018

Parish Council Meeting – 22 May CANCELLED

Please note that the Parish Council meeting on the 22 May has been cancelled.
March 20, 2018

Hardwick Parish Council elections

Elections are being held on Thursday  3rd  May 2018 to elect a new Parish Council for Hardwick. Nominations open on 26th March and must be lodged by 4:00 on 6th April.  See the previous News item for advice about standing.  Nomination forms are available through the SCDC website or through our Parish Clerk (contact details Read More
March 20, 2018

District Council and Parish Council Elections

Elections 2018 All South Cambridgeshire District Council residents will be able to vote on 3 May 2018, electing 45 District Councillors to represent 26 newly revised wards. Elections will also be held for all of the parishes in South Cambridgeshire. Notice of Election will be published on 26 March – this will open the period Read More
February 15, 2018

More News from Hardwick Parish Council

Hardwick Parish Council Report January 2018 The meeting opened with an open session where there were concerns about the additional details of a cycle/footpath from Sadlers Close through to the development proposed for Grace Crescent. The Parish Council knew nothing more than the red line marked on the plans but was equally concerned that the Read More
February 14, 2018

News from Hardwick Parish Council

Parish Council meeting November 2017 Hill the developers attended the meeting and gave an update on the proposed 98 dwellings for behind Grace Crescent and the late addition of a cycle way and footpath through to Sadlers Close. It is possible work on the houses may start in late Summer or Autumn 2018. A new Read More
November 20, 2017

Public exhibition – New housing development adjacent to Grace Crescent, 28th November

Hill are holding a public exhibition at the school of their latest detailed proposals for new housing off Grace Crescent between 3:30 and 6:30 on Tuesday 28th November. Steve Rose Hardwick Parish Council
November 17, 2017

Cambourne to Cambridge Bus Route – Hardwick public exhibition

Hardwick residents should all have received a consultation brochure entitled Cambourne to Cambridge Better Bus Journeys.  The consultation seeks views on two alternative locations for a new Park & Ride site and three alternative routes from Madingley Mulch to Cambridge.  The decisions that will be taken will affect everyone in Hardwick and residents are encouraged Read More
November 9, 2017

News from Hardwick Parish Council

Hardwick Parish Council met as usual in October on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the school starting at 7:00pm.  Here are some items of general interest. Great West Walk Dr Treacy from Coton attended the meeting to seek support for the Great West Walk which is a proposed 13 mile circular walk of Read More
September 27, 2017

Village Eyesore

Gas works, which are a necessary prerequisite for demolition of the eyesore, are underway with the layby outside closed for a few days. The section of the building nearest Cambridge Road has been demolished. Unfortunately the gas contractor has discovered a problem which will force a delay in the disconnection of the gas supply of Read More
September 7, 2017

August Parish Meeting Report

The meeting was held in the Sports and Social Club with 6 councillors and about 20 residents attending. During the public session at the start of the meeting residents and councillors shared their views on the proposed routes for the Cambourne to Cambridge bus way but as there is still no more or new information Read More
August 28, 2017

Village Webmaster Wanted

The Parish Council is looking for a someone to take on the role of webmaster. The job takes a few hours each month to keep this website up to date, and tasks include the following: Posting events to the calendar Responding to email queries Maintaining and rewriting content on pages as needed Publishing news provided Read More
June 1, 2017

May Parish Meeting Report

6 councillors were present along with our new county councillor and 4 members of the public. The first job of the May meeting is always to elect a new chairman and appoint officers, committees and representatives. Steve Rose had advised the PC that he was intending to hand over the position of chairman at the Read More
May 30, 2017

Notice of Vacancy

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR   1. There is a vacancy on the above Council as a result of the resignation of Chris Cracknell   A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting Saturdays and Sundays) from the date below ten electors from the parish give notice in writing Read More
May 9, 2017

Hardwick Annual Parish Meeting Report for the 2016/17 Year

I start my report by thanking those councillors, individuals and organisations who have contributed to the village of Hardwick in the past year. There are too many to thank individually but I note with pleasure an increase in involvement in the village. The village relies on volunteers for so much of what goes on locally. Read More
May 8, 2017

April Parish Meeting Report

All 8 parish councillors were present as there is still a vacancy which has yet to be filled. Grenville Chamberlain first reported that he had met with Scout and Guide leaders about the possibility of joint use of a new community building resulting in money from the Grace Crescent development. Heidi Allen would be meeting Read More
April 28, 2017

Hardwick Annual Parish Meeting 2017

Everyone is encouraged to attend the Hardwick Annual Parish Meeting taking place at the Community Primary School on Tuesday 9th May at 7pm. Talks will be given by members of the community, councillors, and other groups. The agenda for the 2017 annual parish meeting can be downloaded here.
April 6, 2017

March Parish Meeting Report

There were 6 councillors present together with Grenville Chamberlain, 1 resident and a guest. During the open part of the meeting Steve Jones from the coalition of parish councils spoke on the forming of this group of 23 PC’s which raises their views with the county council on different matters affecting them. The coalition represents Read More
April 3, 2017

Small grants of up to £250 available at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting

Every year Hardwick, along with most other villages, holds an annual meeting to which all residents of the village are invited. This year it is being held in the school hall at 7:00 pm on Tuesday 9th May. This is not a Parish Council meeting although as the chairman of the Parish Council I will Read More
March 16, 2017

News from Hardwick Parish Council

News from Hardwick Parish Council There was a Parish Council meeting on 28th February which was attended by seven parish Councillors, our District Councillor and a few other residents from the village. After nearly two years the planning application for 98 new homes off Grace Crescent was ready to be heard by the Planning Committee Read More
March 12, 2017

Hardwick Football Club is in danger of folding

This letter is similar to one I wrote about this time last year. I shall be standing down as Chairman and Treasurer of Hardwick Football Club at the end of this season, and this time I really will. Having given thirty years of service to the club – formerly as a player and latterly as Read More
March 9, 2017

Cambourne to Cambridge – Better Bus Journeys County Council Presentation

A presentation was due to be given by representatives of the County Council. This presentation could not be given due to a projector problem. As such in line with the promise at the meeting, A copy of that presentation is now available on this website.  
March 9, 2017

Cambourne to Cambridge busway – answers to your questions

Answers to questions about the Cambourne to Cambridge busway can be found in this Hardwick PC Questions and Answers document.
March 1, 2017

Grace Crescent application to build 98 homes approved

South Cambs District Council Planning Committee agreed today to approve the planning application from Hill to build 98 homes at a site off Grace Crescent. The application was initially proposed in 2015 and went through several stages, including a public exhibition for the scheme held by Hill in June 2015. Hill also attended the Annual Parish Meeting Read More
February 17, 2017

New reporting tool

Using the new South Cambs reporting tool you can report the following environmental crimes to South Cambs District Council online: Abandoned vehicle Dog Fouling Fly Tipping Graffiti Litter The tool can be found at
February 6, 2017

Parish Council budget meeting January 2017

The PC held their annual budget/precept setting meeting on 31st January, this was an open meeting but it was only 7 members of the PC who attended. It took two and a half hours to review the previous year’s budget and subsequent spend, set the new budget and decide on how much should remain in Read More
February 6, 2017

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

The plan above shows the location of a balancing pond adjacent to the A428 trunk road and St Neots Road. As part of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme, construction of which has commenced, some work will be undertaken along the A428 near Madingley. The work will involve construction of a new bridge to Read More
February 3, 2017

January Parish Meeting Report

The meeting started at its new time of 7pm with all councillors present, the District Councillor Grenville Chamberlain, David Thompson from the planning department and a member of the community. In the open session David outlined the current situation with the progress of the Grace Crescent development. Up to 98 dwellings are planned however this Read More
January 20, 2017

Cambourne to Cambridge Busway Meeting 7th March

The meeting has been organised by a group of Hardwick residents and is to be chaired by Hardwick District Councillor Grenville Chamberlain. A representative from the City Deal will also attend to outline their proposals and the impact on Hardwick village. QUESTIONS: What are the proposed routes for the busway? How will the routes affect Read More
January 17, 2017

Parish Council Vacancies

There are two vacancies on the Parish Council. If you are interested in applying for a position you can download the relevant forms here. Please return your application form and any other correspondence to The Clerk.
January 9, 2017

St Neots Road – planning applications for warehouses and container storage

Planning applications have been submitted for three warehouses S/2409/16/OL and for a container storage area S/3585/16/FL on the strip of land between the Dry Drayton and Caldecote roundabouts and bounded by the A428 and St Neots Road. Details are on the South Cambs DC website. Technically this land is in Dry Drayton parish – but Read More
January 4, 2017

December Parish Meeting Report

6 Parish Councillors and 5 member of the community attended the December meeting. During the public session Grenville Chamberlain, our District councillor, carefully explained the reasons for the burnt out building on St. Neots Rd not yet having been demolished. It needs a certificate of authorised demolition to be taken down and this can only Read More
December 12, 2016

November Parish Meeting Report

The meeting began early this month at 7.15pm with a presentation from the City Deal Transport Department outlining the possibilities for the bus route which will go from Cambourne to Cambridge. The route which would be closest to Hardwick could pass between the A428 and St.Neots Rd. Grenville reported that SCDC is in favour of Read More
December 12, 2016

Post available as HSSC Secretary

Hardwick Sports and Social Club is looking for a new secretary. Wages of £400 per month. The job involves the following: Managing and processing memberships. On the system and producing membership cards. Monitoring and responding to emails. Attending monthly meetings. Producing agenda and minutes. Supervision of Club Manager. Supporting events. Processing invoices ready for the Read More
December 8, 2016

New time for Parish Council meetings from January

From January 2017 all Parish Council meetings will start at the earlier time of 7:00 pm. The December meeting on 13th December will start at the usual time of 7:45pm. Steve Rose Chairman Hardwick Parish Council
December 8, 2016

December Parish Council Meeting – new date Tuesday 13th Dec. Housing developments on the agenda

The Parish Council meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month and in December this would fall on 27th December. The Council decided to bring this meeting forward to Tuesday 13th December at 7:45. The Parish Council will be considering both the ongoing application for 98 homes off Grace Crescent and also Read More
December 8, 2016

Jim Stewart and Roger Worland resignations from the Parish Council

There are two vacancies on the Hardwick Parish Council following the resignations of Roger Worland and Jim Stewart. Official notices are posted elsewhere but I would like to express my personal thanks to both Roger and Jim for their contribution to the village through the Parish Council. People tend not to be aware of what Read More
December 6, 2016

Parish Council Vacancy

There is a vacancy on the Hardwick Parish Council as a result of the resignation of James Stewart. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting Saturdays and Sundays) from the date below ten electors from the parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Read More
November 8, 2016

Latest Layout for Circle Housing St Neots Road Development

Circle Housing have supplied the latest layout for the proposed development on St Neots Road. Below is an image of that layout. A high quality PDF version of the plan can be seen here. Any questions or comments can be raised with Fiona Coulson at Alternatively you are encouraged to inform the Parish Council Read More
November 7, 2016

October Parish Meeting Report

There were 8 councillors and 5 members of the village present. Grenville Chamberlain, our District Councillor, reported that the Cambourne to Cambridge bus route looks likely to take the A428/Scotland Farm direction at the moment. He also noted that it was hoped the survey about to be circulated by the Village Plan committee could be Read More
October 31, 2016

New litter picker appointed by Hardwick Parish Council

Ian Giddings has been appointed by Hardwick Parish Council as the replacement litter picker for Jonny Gaze. Hardwick Parish Council is grateful for the efforts of Jonny who has given up the job to concentrate on his A levels. We hope the village will give Ian its support. Ian has already had lots of broken Read More
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