One of the major activities of the Committee over the past three months has been to develop a timeline for the various tasks needed to deliver the plan. This includes reaching agreement on the headline topics for consideration and consultation with as much of the village as we can reach. The latest iteration of the timeline indicates publication of the Plan around the end of September 2017.
Some people may feel that this is longer than should be necessary. There are two main factors that contribute to this time scale.
Firstly, our objective from the outset has been to engage with as many people in Hardwick as possible. We are doing this in an effort to deliver a plan that reflects a broad range of ideas and views – not just those of established and/or vocal groups and individuals. This is difficult and takes time.
Secondly, there are currently only a small number of volunteers actively engaged with the planning process. Despite them giving generously of their time, a task that normally take a day to complete can take a month when someone can only devote a couple of hours a week.
If you want to accelerate the process, please volunteer to play an active role.
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