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2021 events

Street Naming at Capstone Fields

Dear resident,

We have some interesting news regarding street names of Capstone Fields – which is the new development of 155 dwellings happening on St Neot’s Road.Hardwick Parish Council has asked the developers to name the streets in the development in memory of deceased former residents of the village.The Parish Council has considered residents who have now sadly passed away but who it believes made a significant and special contribution to the village during their lifetime.This Parish Council proposal has been agreed by the developers and by South Cambridgeshire District Council and the street names will be:

Street nameIn memory of
Howells WayLynne Howells
Lofty CloseAnn Lofty
Turner CloseKen Turner
Bhachu DriveJagmohan Bhachu and Tejinder Bhachu
Barker WayRay Barker

Any queries about the above, please contact the clerk

Give-Way Traffic Calming on Cambridge Road

As a result of The 2018 Village Plan survey, one of residents’ top fears for safety in Hardwick was from traffic speeding through the village.  89% of those who responded (371) “think this should be tackled in some way”. The Parish Council used the village Speed Displays to verify the excess speed being measured and consulted County Highways as to the best solution to reduce it.

The result is the /Priority /Give Way scheme shown below. Option 2 was selected as this provides better access from Egremont Road at peak times.

This type of solution is used by many neighbouring villages and we expect it will improve respect for the village safety and disregard of the legal limits.  The Parish Council will monitor the effectiveness of the scheme and review the results in 12 months’ time.

Installation should follow the current Footpath Upgrade which still around 2 to 3 weeks from completion.

Annual Parish Meeting 2021 – 4th May

Dear residents,

Please find the link to the agenda for the Annual Parish Meeting, which will be an online meeting planned for the 4th of May. Instructions for joining via Zoom are included on the agenda.

If you are a representative of a charity or village group or organisation shown on the agenda, it would be appreciated if you could present a report and/or accounts to the Annual Parish Meeting, and if possible please email the report/accounts to the Clerk at  in advance of the meeting. Reports and accounts will not be recorded in the minutes but instead all written reports will be appended to the minute book.

The meeting is open to all parishioners who may by law discuss all parish matters, ask questions, put forward views and pass resolutions.

If any village group wishes to apply for a small grant, application forms are available on the website at:

A428 between Wyboston Interchange and Hardwick – Essential Maintenance and Survey work

Dear residents,

Please find below information pertinent for Hardwick, from Highways England:

Important roadworks information: A428 between Wyboston Interchange and Hardwick, in both directions

Highways England be carrying out essential maintenance work at the above location. During this work, we’ll also carry out drainage surveys.

We plan to complete this work over 3 nights from Wednesday 7 April to Friday 9 April, working between the hours of 8pm to 6am, subject to weather conditions.

To ensure the safety of our workforce we will need to close sections of the A428, in both directions between Wyboston Interchange and Hardwick. We have liaised with the local authority to agree the most suitable diversion route for this work.

Diversion route

Eastbound: A1 traffic wanting to travel eastbound on the A428 will be diverted at Wyboston Interchange northbound towards Brampton Hut Interchange, onto the A14 towards junction 32, to rejoin the A428/A14.

Westbound: M11 traffic wanting to travel westbound on the A428 will leave the M11 at junction 13, onto the A1303/Madingley Road, onto St Neot’s Road, travel eastbound along the A428 to join the A14 at junction 31. At Brampton Hut Interchange traffic will join the A1 southbound towards Wyboston to continue their journey.

A14 traffic wanting to travel westbound on the A428 will continue on the A14 towards Brampton Hut Interchange and join the A1 southbound towards Wyboston.

Attached is a map of the diversion route.

Cambourne to Cambridge – In-Highway Proposals for High Quality Public Transport Scheme

At the last two Parish Council Meetings, in discussions around the Independent Audit of the Off-Road Cambourne to Cambridge (C2C) Busway, the District and Parish Councillors referred to an interim scheme supported by the Local Liaison ForumLLF, and put forward as a “quick win” alternative to the C2C Scheme proposed by GCP.

 The LLF represent Villages and Residents Associations affected in the continued dialogue with the GCP over the appropriateness of the C2C Scheme. Hardwick are represented on the LLF by two Parish Councillors plus our District Councillor, Grenville Chamberlain, who is also the Vice Chairman of LLF.

In essence the Scheme put forward consists of Managed Bus Lanes on Madingley Hill which would cut around 30 minutes off the morning peak bus journey time towards Cambridge and would be available to buses coming both from the A428 and St Neots Road Hardwick. If adopted, this provides any bus rider from Hardwick with a reliable, fast journey into Cambridge or wherever.

Any delay or change to the C2C remains independent of the new footpath and cycle paths planned for St Neots Road, Hardwick – pausing or discontinuing plans for the C2C Off Road Busway does not affect the plans for the new footpath and cycle schemes which are already agreed and funded in S106 and Heads of Agreements for the developments to our west. These plans will continue along with the Greenways proposals for routes through the countryside.

See the details of the In-Highway Proposal 

Update: Independent Audit of the C2C Busway Proposal

Update from: 25th March 2021

Dear residents, see below message from Mr Phil Swann, who is the appointed person to carry out the audit:

The statement of the assumptions and constraints underpinning outline business case and the selection of the preferred route has now been published. A copy of the statement is attached and is available on the GCP website. The focus of the audit is on the robustness and continuing appropriateness of those assumptions and constraints.

Interested parties are now invited to submit written representations on the assumptions and constraints and their application throughout the process. Representations should be submitted to by 23 April 2021.

Roadworks: Main street and Cambridge Road footpath upgrade

The advance warning signs are up for the Main Street/Cambridge Road Footpath Upgrade.

Starting 8th March, the contractors expect it will take 10 weeks.

The work starts at Egremont Road Junction. You will see a Section 5 “To be

confirmed”. This is on hold while County Council work out the Greenways (Cycle path) options for the Portway. We will try to address concerns on line but please feel free to email the Parish Clerk







Working back from Egremont Road to opposite Kesters Close

09/03/21- 16/03/21


Working back from opposite Kesters Close to the Bin Brook Culvert by 8 Main Street

16/03/21 – 24/03/21


Bend near St Mary’s Church

17/03/21 – 30/03/21


Bin Brook Culvert to approaching St Mary’s Church Bend

30/03/21 – 14/04/21


The Pastures to The Blue Lion

14/04/21 – 26/04/21


Pastures to end of Village, south



Egremont Road to Limes Road

16/04/21 – 24/04/21

If you would like to see the drawing for the work, they are linked : 1 , 2 , 3, 4

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