The Guide: ‘Welcome for New Residents’ has been updated and has been delivered to new residents. It is available on the website, see below, but if you would like a paper copy please contact the Parish Council using the contacts page on the website or speak to a member of the council. Welcome for new residents v2 Sept 21
Welcome for New Residents
Welcome to the village of East Hardwick. The members of the Parish Council hope you will be very happy living here.
Parish Council website: www.easthardwickparishcouncil.org.uk
Parish Council email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Group page: East Hardwick Parish Council Community
A short history of the village is given on the website. There are two parts to the village: Darrington Road off Doncaster Road, and the Kennels, located to the south on Doncaster Road.
The Parish Council meets every two months in the village hall, details of meetings and relevant news items are available on the website. Notice of the next meeting is also given on the Parish Council notice board located on the barn wall at the top of Darrington Road. Residents are welcome to attend the meetings. There are five voluntary Parish Councillors and the Clerk. Please contact the Parish Council via the Contacts page on the website.
Facebook users may like to join our group page where events & snippets of local interest are regularly posted. Also, if you require a recommendation or need advice, someone usually has the answer! Search under FB Groups for ‘East Hardwick Parish Council Community’.
There are many opportunities to volunteer and get involved in the village, whether through the Church, Village Hall or Parish Council, and we would be delighted to hear from you.
A word from the Chair of the Parish Council
As our ‘hidden gem’ of a village increasingly becomes known as a wonderful place to live, we wanted to share all it has to offer with residents new and old, as well as visitors. The list below will provide a quick guide to some of the current activities and facilities. Welcome & enjoy the community spirit!
Facilities in the Village
- Parish Council noticeboard at the top of Darrington Road
- Village Hall on Doncaster Road, see their noticeboard for events. Further details below.
- War Memorial on Darrington Road
- St Stephen’s Church – see their website, Facebook page and monthly newsletter
- Defibrillator – located on the front outside wall of the Village Hall
- Bring and share book/games library – in the old telephone box on Darrington Road.
- The mobile library service visits every three weeks, contact 01924 302241 for details.
- Neighbourhood Watch on Whatsapp – ‘Hardwick Alert’
- Common land on Common Piece Lane, off Darrington Road.
- Allotments – contact the Parish Council or St Stephen’s church to join the waiting list.
- Garages on Common Piece Lane, currently none are available for rent.
- 2 bus stops on Doncaster Road located at the top of Darrington Road – there is currently no bus service. The Number 39 bus runs from Pontefract to South Emsall via Ackworth, four times a day, the bus stops at the Kennels on the corner of Rigg Lane.
- Post boxes are located at the top and bottom of Darrington Road, and on Doncaster Road at the Kennels.
- The primary school on Darrington Road closed in the 1980s. The building is now privately owned and sadly is in disrepair.
- The Pump shelter at the top of Darrington Road (The pump is not in working order!)
- Other things to do: walking group, handbell ringing, singing group, yoga, zumba, pilates, sewing, calligraphy, cricket club on Sandy Gate Lane, and opportunities for volunteering – see St Stephen’s church website for further details and the village hall notice board.
The Village Hall – an introduction from the committee
East Hardwick Village Hall is a local community venue which is available for hire. It is run by a group of local volunteers who meet every 6 to 8 weeks. The hall is self-funding and hosts many events and classes throughout the week. These include various fitness and wellbeing classes, Baby Sensory, a Calligraphy group, a Sewing group and regular craft fairs. The committee also organises an annual Village Show where vegetables, crafts and baking is showcased, and the day always finishes with an auction of the produce. Please see the village hall notice board on Doncaster Road for further details.
A Year in the Village – Calendar of Events – unfortunately not all events are runnng at present
January: Plough Sunday Tea in the Village Hall
March: Children’s Craft Day
May: Summer Fayre in the Village Hall
July: Picnic in the Churchyard, Strawberry Tea at Hundhill Hall
August: Tractor run though the village celebrating Yorkshire Day.
September: Party in the Park at Hundhill Hall, Produce show in the Village Hall
October: Harvest Festival and Harvest Supper in Village Hall
November: Remembrance ceremony at the War Memorial, Craft Fair in the Village Hall, Children’s Christmas Craft day in the Village Hall
December: Christmas Fayre, Carol singing, Children’s Party in Village Hall
Other intermittent special events….Scarecrow Competition, Bring & Buy Sale, Book Fayre, defibrillator training.
Produced December 2020, updated September 2021