Update: Bourn Airfield Development

HPC Update
At the last PC meeting, representatives from Countryside properties presented the latest plans for the 3500 new homes in the Bourn Airfield development. You can see the plans on their website here.

There were a lot of questions around the impact on Hardwick, especially concerning the increased traffic along St Neots Road. Countryside confirmed that there were no plans to give the development its own access to the A428 and that no significant changes/upgrades were planned for the existing roads. Countryside were unable to provide any additional information on the data they had used to justify this decision. Members of the public who attended the presentation and the HPC were not reassured that the impact on the village had been taken into account and were concerned by the lack of transparency in the decision.

There’s still time to have your say.

Public meeting @ Hardwick Primary School – Thursday 18th July 7pm
The HPC will hold a public meeting on Thursday 18th July at 7pm in the Hardwick Primary School to ensure that the village is fully informed about the potential consequences and understand what can be done to ensure that our voice is heard.

SCDC Public Consultation
You can still submit comments to South Cambridgeshire District Council via the public consultation of the Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The draft Bourn Airfield New Village SPD provides additional details and guidance relating to comprehensive development and delivery of the new village. The consultation is for six weeks and begins at 9am on Monday 17 June until 5pm Monday 29 July 2019. Click here for details about how you can have your say.

Suggestions for the website welcome!

For those who do not know me, my name is Elise Croft and I was recently co-opted to the Parish Council and have taken over responsibility of the website. If you like our Hardwick Parish Council Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Hardwick-Parish-Council-2031379880493059/) you will automatically receive any updates in your Facebook feed.

Some recent changes to the website include:
– archive of the Hardwick Happenings for 2018 and 2019 uploaded
– calendar updated
– all news automatically posted to Hardwick Parish Council Facebook page
– updated village facilities and local business directory

I would love to hear any ideas you have about things you would like to see on the website or improvements we can make to it. Likewise, if you are running an event in the village and would like us to add it to the calendar or run a local business and would like it added to our local business directory, do let me know by commenting on this post or emailing the Parish Clerk.

Hardwick Annual Parish Meeting Tue 21st May 2019 7pm

The Hardwick Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Tuesday 2st May 2019 at 7pm in the school.

The meeting is open to all parishioners who may by law discuss all parish matters, ask questions, put forward views and pass resolutions.

Please links below for the agenda for the Annual Parish Meeting and the minutes of the 2018 meetings. The Council would very much appreciate reports from individuals and organisations listed on the agenda, whether on their activities during the year, the progress of ongoing projects, or the use made of funds granted by the Council during the year if applicable.

If you, or a representative, would like to present a report and/or accounts to the APM, please could you let the Clerk have a copy in advance of the meeting at office@lgs-services.co.uk. Reports and accounts will not be recorded in the minutes but instead all written reports will be appended to the minutes.

Hardwick Annual Parish Meeting 2019 Agenda

Hardwick Annual Parish Meeting April 2018 Minutes

Hardwick Annual Parish Meeting Oct 2018 Minutes

Feedback: Wooded area between Ashmead and Sudeley Grove

We’ve received some feedback about the wooded area between Ashmead and Sudeley Grove.

Just a note of congratulation. The council recently cleared the wooded area between Ashmead and Sudeley Grove. What a lovely job, nice for the children and for the residents. Well done. Please extend my thanks to the whole committee.

Paul Mantle

Thank you for your kind words, Paul. We’d love to hear from anyone else who has enjoyed this area or has any further suggestions.

Agenda for Hardwick Parish Council meeting on 26th February 2019

The agenda for the Hardwick Parish Council meeting to be held on 26th February is available on the Village Noticeboard along with the minutes of the January meetings.  These will also be made available on this website but not until after the meeting has taken place.  Ben Stoehr normally does this but he is away at present.


Steve Rose

On behalf of Hardwick Parish Council

Update on Hardwick Community Centre

In case you missed it here is the update from Hardwick Community Centre Working Group that was published in the February edition of the Hardwick Happenings


New Community Centre update.


Since our open public meeting back in November the Hardwick Community Centre Working Group (HCCWG) has been assessing the feedback from that meeting and those submitted since. We presented, what we believed, were the best three options for a site for the new centre and gave ideas of what we hope will form an extensive new village amenity.


There were a wide range of opinions to sort and as a result of the consultation we felt that there was most support for an option to combine the new building in some way with the existing Hardwick Sports and Social Club (HSSC) building to provide a more integrated, multi use centre. In many ways this is a fourth option as it combines two of the three options proposed. By doing this we hope to have a larger building on the one site taking up space on the trees side of the present building. By abutting or possibly overlapping the present building we can;


A/ Keep the whole site contained in a central village area without encroaching too far towards the housing on Egremont Road.


B/ Keep the present club facilities whilst adding a whole range of new activity and meeting rooms, toilets, medical area, library area, cafe and reception space.


C/ Enable the total space to be used whilst maintaining the ability of each to be used as separate areas when necessary.


D/ Enable a greater range of activities and meeting points under one roof whilst providing the opportunity to reduce running costs associated with two separate buildings.


E/ Create a nicer looking overall site with the present building being visually improved by the new building being sympathetically added, creating new entrances and upgrading existing facilities and adding more trees and other landscaping to enhance its looks.


There is, of course, much more work still to be done. We now have a HSSC member on our committee and have had Nicky Kerr (another member of our committee and a trained architect), draw up two possible plans as an idea of how such a building might look. We are also interviewing five architects and will be selecting the one we think the most suitable to work with us to move the project forward.


Our speed of progress should enable us to be able to hold our second public consultation meeting in the near future to look at possible plans and give residents the opportunity of more input to the development. We hope to have a date for the meeting in the next edition of Hardwick Happenings magazine as well as on as many social media platforms as possible in order to reach the maximum village coverage.


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Parish Council Meeting Papers 2019

January 2019 – Agenda – Minutes

January 2019 (Budget Meeting) – Agenda Minutes

February 2019 – AgendaMinutes

March 2019 – AgendaMinutes

April 2019 – AgendaMinutes

APM – AgendaMinutes (APM reports availiable on request from the clerk)

May 2019 – AgendaMinutes

June 2019 – AgendaMinutes

July 2019 – AgendaMinutes

August 2019 – AgendaMinutes

September 2019 – AgendaZero Carbon Communities Grant ReportHardwick PFHI FeasibilityHardwick PFHI St Neots Rd InformalMinutes

October 2019 – AgendaCSW report –  Minutes