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
October 6, 2016

Circle Housing have secured the St Neots Road site and will be submitting a planning application

Below is a complete excerpt from For the original article please go to their website. Around 160 new homes are proposed on the outskirts of Cambridge, a leading housing provider confirmed today. Circle Housing – which owns and manages around 1,000 homes in South Cambridgeshire – has secured the 18-acre site next to the Read More
October 6, 2016

September Parish Meeting Report

The meeting was attended by 7 councillors and 8 members of the public. During the open part of the meeting the issue of litter was raised by a concerned villager who said that the problem had been especially noticed by the dog walkers of Hardwick. Later in the meeting it was an agenda item and Read More
September 14, 2016

Hardwick electrical waste collection has been cancelled

Unfortunately late last Monday afternoon a fire spread through the Wiser Recycling Approved Authorised Treatment Facility in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Staff were evacuated quickly and there were no injuries from the incident but what started as a small fire took hold very quickly and operations and building at this site have been destroyed. As a Read More
September 9, 2016

August Parish Meeting Report

The meeting took place in the Social Club as the school was closed for the summer break. All 9 councillors attended and about 12 members of the community. In the open part of the meeting at 7.45pm Carter Jonas made a short response to the decision made at the July meeting to oppose the planning Read More
August 9, 2016

Chivers and Hill masterplan for Hardwick

Chivers Farm and Hill have joined together to promote and develop a long term masterplan for the land to the East of Cambridge Road. I am writing to make the Hardwick Happenings aware of this news and I attach details. Chivers Farm and Hill aspire to rebalance the village, reinforcing a village centre based around Read More
August 2, 2016

Agreement between Cambridgeshire County Council and the Trustees of Hardwick Village Hall and Social Club relating to finance and use of Hardwick Community Primary School

Some residents are understandably concerned at the possibility of losing use of the community facilities at the school. This is being proposed by developers so that pre-school provision can be increased to meet the additional need caused by new developments. It is true that the County Council can, if they wished, take over the community Read More
August 2, 2016

July Parish Meeting Report

There was a well-attended Parish Council meeting on 26th July and a lively open session before the formal meeting began.  Alison Talkington from South Cambs District Council gave a brief presentation about Neighbourhood Plans.  Hardwick already has an active Village Plan Group, supported by the Parish Council,  but there are advantages to the more formal Read More
July 12, 2016

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 Read More
July 11, 2016

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 Read More
July 7, 2016

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 Read More
June 13, 2016

KEEP HARDWICK TIDY – Hardwick Voluntary Litter Picking

On 5 March 2016 voluntary litter picking, organised by Hardwick W. I. resulted in approximately 40 people picking in excess of 60 bin bags of rubbish. Hardwick had previously been litter picked in March 2015 and a lot of rubbish had also been removed. The result is numerous people feel the village would benefit from Read More
June 1, 2016

Hardwick Speedwatch – Your Village Needs You

Are you happy for people to put our lives at risk by driving fast through the village? Would you like to help us check the size of the problem? Would you like be able to say you “did your bit” to make sure our kids are safer? Then volunteer for Hardwick Speedwatch Speedwatch is part Read More
May 31, 2016

May Parish Meeting Report

6 of the 9 councillors were present, our District Councillor and 8 members of the public. The meeting started with the election of posts for the year following the Annual Parish Meeting in the previous week. Steve Rose remains as Chairman, Tony Gill will be Vice-chairman, Tony, Pauline Joslin and Jim Stewart are on the Read More
May 31, 2016

Annual Parish Meeting Overall Report

The meeting was well attended with about 50 residents and most Parish Councillors, our District Councillor, Head Teacher, Vicar and many group and club representatives. Steve Rose extended a warm welcome to all and the meeting began with the business of accepting apologies and signing the minutes from the Annual Parish Meeting of 2015. There Read More
May 26, 2016

Circle Housing St Neots Road Development Update

Tony Bowman attended the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday evening and announced that Circle Housing are aiming to submit their planning application for the St Neots Road housing development in the next few weeks. Initially the proposed development at the top of the village was to be for 184 houses. This is likely to be Read More
May 26, 2016

Update on Grace Crescent Development at the Annual Parish Meeting

There was a public exhibition for the scheme held by Hill in June of last year during which over 160 residents attended. Hill attended the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday evening and announced that they are aiming to submit their planning application for the Grace Crescent housing development before the end of May. It will Read More
May 18, 2016

Chairman’s Report for the Annual Parish Meeting

It is customary and proper to start my report by thanking those individuals and organisations who have contributed to the village in the past year. I thank my fellow councillors all of whom give freely of their time to serve on the Parish Council. I am sure it would surprise the public if they knew Read More
May 4, 2016

April Parish Meeting Report

7 councillors, our District Councillor and 2 members of the community attended to hear councillor Chamberlain discuss the derelict building on St.Neots Rd and the arrangements to demolish it. The gas supply has been disconnected and the owner has agreed to remove the unsafe building ‘soon’. Grenville said he will push for this as soon Read More
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