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.

Proposed Topics for Village Plan

April 20th, 2016

Based on the valuable input gathered from attendees at the Public Meeting held in October 2015, the committee has now reviewed and published a list of proposed topics to be considered for inclusion in the Village Plan.

These topics are:

* Getting Around & Communications
* Recreation & Sports
* Health & Safety
* Village Society
* Sustainability
* Education
* Housing
* Business

These are broad brush headings and it is expected that as work progresses issues and proposals for solutions will arise that may straddle several topics, however, we feel that it is important to give some structure and focus to what otherwise could be a chaotic process.

We hope to publish some further guidance over the next few days, expanding upon the sub-topics that might be considered and included under these top-level headings.

If you feel strongly or have something to say about a particular headline topic or sub-topic, why not step forward and become an active contributor or topic leader? The Plan won’t be delivered without the support and engagement of the village.

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