There was a village Hall in Hardwick prior to the building of the Hardwick Community Primary School. The Village Hall was sold and the proceeds were held in trust by The Trustees of the Hardwick Village Hall and Social Club (The Trustees).
On 3 August 1978 the Trustees entered into an agreement with Cambridgeshire County Council (the Council) whereby the Trustees contributed £32,432 towards the building of the School, and in particular towards the community facilities. In return the Council agreed that the Community facilities would be available for use by the Trustees or persons or bodies authorised by the Trustees for purposes beneficial to the inhabitants of Hardwick.
This led to the formation of the Hardwick Community Association in 1979 to manage the community facilities in conjunction with the School Governing body and to promote the use of such Facilities for the benefit of the inhabitants of Hardwick through affiliated clubs and societies. Clubs and societies that are affiliated to the Hardwick Community Association therefore enjoy the use of the Community facilities on preferential terms.
What does the Association do?
The objectives of the Community Association are:
to improve the standard of life for all residents of the Parish of Hardwick by promoting facilities for recreation and leisure activities.
to maintain and manage the community facilities, for the above purpose.
The Association is non-party in politics and non-sectarian in religion.
Who belongs to the Association?
Individuals over 18 living in the Parish of Hardwick and members of affiliated groups over the age of eighteen are members of the Association.
The committee is made up of the President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of the Association. Representatives from each affiliated group, the Parish Council, the governing body of Hardwick Community Primary School, the District Councillor, a representative of the Trustees, and village representatives.