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Small grants of up to £250 available at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting

Every year Hardwick, along with most other villages, holds an annual meeting to which all residents of the village are invited.

This year it is being held in the school hall at 7:00 pm on Tuesday 9th May. This is not a Parish Council meeting although as the chairman of the Parish Council I will give a brief report of what has been happening in the village over the year – and there has been a lot happening with a Village Plan consultation, plans for new housing developments in the village, plans for a new community centre and community minibus and concerns over plans for a busway along St Neots Road.

There is another opportunity to turn up on the night and apply for a small grant of up to £250 for projects which will benefit the people of Hardwick. There will be a maximum of £1,000 which is being made available by Hardwick Parish Council. The grants can be applied for by individuals or by groups and the main requirement is a commitment to come to following year’s meeting to report back on what the project achieved.

Start preparing your pitch for the money. I’m looking forward to hearing all about some exciting projects. Even if you don’t have a project in mind please turn up and make your views known about what is good or not so good about our village. Many of your elected representatives, including your Parish Council. District Councillor, County Councillor and Member of Parliament, are invited to the meeting and I am hoping that they will all be able to make it on the evening to listen to the views and concerns of the village.

Steve Rose
Chairman, Hardwick Parish Council

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