Hardwick Village Plan

A Village plan sets out how the community wants to develop in the future, what it needs and the steps needed to make things happen.

This website will be updated as the planning process progresses. Please check back often to keep up to date.

Getting Around & Communications

May 3rd, 2016

A few years ago, this might have been simply titled Transport but in the modern world, communications involves so much more…

Where would we be without fast internet connections, mobile phones, park & ride, etc.

So, with your help, we’ve come up with a list of sub-topics that we think ought to be considered when developing the Village Plan.

Please look at the list and let us know whether you agree with what we’ve included, whether we’ve missed anything and if you have any thoughts or suggestions to make about the topic and sub-topics.

  • Roads
  • Footpaths
  • Cycle paths
  • Bridleways
  • Public transport
  • Shared transport
  • On-demand transport
  • Busways
  • Podways
  • Transport hubs
  • P&R
  • Modal interchange
  • Air
  • Rail
  • Tram
  • Parking
  • Cycle-racks
  • Bus stops
  • Bus routes
  • Bus timetables
  • Fixed & mobile telecoms
  • Broadband
  • Post
  • Traffic calming
  • Disabled access
  • Driverless vehicles

If you are unfamiliar with something in the list, why not research the topic on-line?  If you want to debate it, let us know.

How Can you Help?

A growing group of volunteers are working together to kick-off the process but its ultimate success depends on you.

We want to consult as widely as possible across all areas of the village and for everyone, particularly including young people in the village, to contribute. The Plan can only be as good as the ideas and community energy that is put into it. So,

  • If you have any ideas on what Hardwick should look like in the future, what facilities it needs in the short, medium or long term, let us know.
  • If you are passionate about some aspect of village life – transport, the environment, sports and social activities or just want to give something back to the community, please get involved.
  • If you have skills or talents that can help us develop the plan or communicate and consult with the village, please volunteer some of your time.


Hardwick Village Plan Volunteers


If you want to volunteer, please email

If you have ideas on what Hardwick should look like in the future, what facilities it needs in the short, medium or long term, please email

The Hardwick Village Plan website is published by a working group endorsed by the Hardwick Parish Council.

If you want more information or have any concerns about any of the information published on this website, please email