Welcome to Hardwick

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

All Hardwick residents, aged over 18, are automatically members of HVCA.  The day to day running is carried out by the elected committee of 10 or so members.  In the main this is to ensure the maintenance of and improvements to the village hall – John Bridle’s Hall, which stands at thee 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 Hardwick history section on this website.  He bequeathed the hall in the John Bridle’s Trust for the use and benefit of local residents in the pursuit of education and leisure activities.

HVCA was set up in the late 1970s, initially to organise a village event to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.  Since then the committee has continued to organise social events both outdoors and in the hall.  The hall is in regular use. The Hardwick Pre School use the hall daily in term time and other users include Young Farmers, Hardwick Indoor Bowls team and fortnightly Whist Drives. The Hardwick Parish Council meets there every 2 months and St Mary’s Church Harvest Supper is held there annually in September.  The hall is also rented by local individuals for celebrations and events.

The HVCA manages the hall and in addition to rental income raises funds to keep it maintained.   Social events are organised during the year eg New Year Party, Quiz nights, Theatre in the Village, Murder Mystery Night, End of Summer BBQ.  Charity events are also arranged such as Hardwick Open Gardens in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice and quiz and brunch in aid of the Royal British Legion.

The website will carry news and information about these events and I hope you will use this and the Facebook page to keep up with current and future events.  We welcome feedback and ideas for past and future events.

Gill Hogarth Chair HVCA May 2020 

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Well Done Hardwick!

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