Welcome to Hardwick, the home of Hardwick Village Community Association (HVCA).

All Hardwick residents are automatically members of HVCA and the twelve or so members of the committee carry out the day to day running of things. In the main this is to ensure the maintenance of the village hall, John Bridle’s Hall, which stands at the northern end of the village. Dr John Bridle played a big part in Hardwick history in the 18th century and this is explained in more detail in the history section of this website. He bequeathed the hall in Trust for the use and benefit of local residents in the pursuit of education and leisure activities.

HVCA was set up in the late 1970’s, initially to organise a village event to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. Since then the committee has, each year, arranged social events and activities both outdoors and in the village hall. The hall is in regular use. The Hardwick Pre School group use the hall every morning in term time and regulars such as Young Farmers, Hardwick Indoor Bowls Team and Whist Drive are also in attendance. The hall is also rented out to local individuals for parties and other family events.

The HVCA committee manages the hall and raises the funds to keep it maintained. This entails the organising of social events throughout the year. An example of this would be the events organised over the past two years. An annual Horticultural Show, Quiz Nights, New Year party, annual pantomime, Theatre in the Villages, themed dining evenings, murder mystery evening, BBQ and events to celebrate the royal wedding and more recently the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In addition, the committee has also arranged support of various charities like the Florence Nightingale Hospice, Help for Heroes, British Legion Poppy appeal and most recently events to raise money for the Wheels for Johnny campaign.

This website will carry news and information about all these events in the future and I hope that you can become a regular visitor for the services the site provides. If you have any comments about what it contains, or ideas for what you would like to see included please contact one of our representatives.

Enjoy.

Brian Hogarth
Chair HVCA
May 2013