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.

Hardwick Village Pond – Asset or Eyesore?

May 11th, 2016

Asset or Liability?

A few years ago, the village pond benefited from some local residents taking an interest in cleaning it out and sprucing up its surroundings.  Since then, it has again languished with the water level often dropping during the warmer months, lots of blanket weed and algae clogging the water and some litter accumulating as well.

The pond is hemmed in between the road on one side and the adjacent field hedge such that it would be difficult to make more of it unless some additional land was available.

On a pleasant summer day, it seems a shame that it isn’t possible to buy a drink from the Blue Lion and sit beside the pond watching ducks, moor hens and other pond life going about their business.

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