Quick links

Welcome to Hawstead
An introductory guide to Hawstead for new villagers
Welcome Booklet for new residents April [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [535.4 KB]
Local byelaws
Includes a map of our greens and the Millennium Field
Confirmed byelaws 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.6 MB]

Hawstead on film:

To watch a short video made by Andy and Janet Taplin in support of our bid for Suffolk Village of the Year (2014), visit our Picture Gallery page


Village information:

Visit our Documents page where you'll also find previous copies of the Village Voice and its predecessor, The Hawstead Journal.


Upcoming parish council and community council meetings. For all other village events and updates, take a look at our Events page.


Parish council meetings: 

Parish Council meetings are held on the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November in the village hall at 7.30pm. The agenda will be posted here a few days before each meeting   

Church services

All Saints, Hawstead


Services take place as follows:

  • Second Sunday of each month (morning prayer at 11am)
  • Fourth Sunday of each month (Eucharist at 11am)


St Peter, Nowton


Services take place as follows:

  • First and third Sunday of each month at 11am


Dates and times of all benefice services can be found on the noticeboard at All Saints, Hawstead.


You can also visit the website: A Church Near You from the Church of England.

Notice on GDPR (general data protection regulations) 2018

Please note that archive material posted onto the website before 25 May 2018 may include limited personal data for which consent to publication has not been given.




This website is maintained by local volunteers, for which thanks.


Any enquiries regarding this website can be addressed to Hawstead Parish Council.



Also on the Contacts page you'll find MAPS!

Hawstead Village Website

Welcome to our village website where we hope to keep you updated with local projects and events. Our website also includes historical information and data about Hawstead.


Please note that there is a separate website for village hall bookings: www.hawsteadvillagehall.co.uk


Whilst some historic parish council information can be viewed on this website, please note that there is a separate website for current parish council information http://hawstead-pc.gov.uk/

News & current local events

Share your thoughts about nature recovery in Suffolk with Suffolk County Council


Norfolk and Suffolk county councils are asking people about what they see as priorities for nature recovery.


The aim is to produce strategies that help stop the continuing loss of wildlife and eventually reverse it. 


You can have your say by completing the survey below:

The survey is open until 14th July 2024


Calling local history enthusiasts


Over the past three years an archaeological company has been conducting excavations in the field on the left of the road into Bury immediately beyond the last houses of the village.


They have annoucned that they’re coming again this summer and will be hosting open days and lectures.


For more information see: Prehistoric Suffolk - Past to Present Archaeology


Save the dates!


Get your diaries ready, upcoming Hawstead village events for 2024 include:

Sunday 1 September: Hawstead Fete.

Work on the pipeline continues along the Lawshall Road. For anyone that doesn't regularly drive that way, the project is well underway.

Latest updates 

Most documents posted on this site are in PDF format. To view, you'll need Adobe Reader which you can download for free at Adobe.com

History recorder updates


You can view our history recorder's updates for 2022 at: History recorder reports



Village Voice


The latest issue of Hawstead's Village Voice is now available to download and read: Village Voice Summer Edition 2024



Connecting Communities - help with travel


This is a transport service provided by Suffolk County Council. Its aim is to help people get around the county who might otherwise struggle because of limited bus services. 


You can use the service to travel locally, whether that's to visit friends and family, go to the shops, or to get to school, college or work. 


To access the service, you'll need to call 01638 664304. The service runs from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 7pm.


You can find more information at Suffolk on Board, connecting communities  



Bus timetable updates


Suffolkonboard has updated some bus timetables. You can find updates at Suffolkonboard, timetable updates


The route from Hawstead is the 375. To see changes, click on the route number in the link above.


Here is also a PDF (correct as of 9 July 2024). Please refer to the Suffolkonboard website to check for any alterations if you're relying on this route. 


Route 375 Sudbury-Bridge Street-Lawshall-Bury St Edmunds

Anglian Water pipeline - UPDATE


For news and updates about the pipeline works, please go to our Local News and Information page.  


A new pipeline will be constructed from North Lincolnshire to Essex and there may be some impact as of early 2024 when work begins. 


Regular Hawstead events


Regular events taking place at the village hall include (visit the Hawstead Village Hall site for details):

  • Breathe Easy - every Tuesday at 9.15am
  • Hawstead Carpet Bowls Club - every Tuesday at 7.30pm
  • Rest and Reset - Wednesdays from 4.30pm, the session is 90 minutes and focuses on mindfulness and meditation (go to kalmerkarma.com for more details). 
  • Fitness classes with Michelle - every Thursday between 7-8pm
  • Saffron Yoga - every Thursday at 9.30am

Information for households

Cost of living help: to find out what help you may be entitled to, visit:

West Suffolk Council has also prepared this PDF information sheet for local residents:

West Suffolk cost of living support.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [173.2 KB]

Report a scam: if you think someone has called you to trick you into giving them your personal details or money, you should hang up and dial 159.  The number will enable you to speak to your bank directly, for more information and a list of the banks taking part, visit: Stop scams UK



Cyber security: if you're looking for more information about staying safe online, visit: Cyberhood watch, Avast



Identity theft and fraud: if you think you've been a victim of fraud or identity theft, you can report it at: Action fraud


You should also report any suspected phishing attempts to: Action fraud, phising 



Useful phone numbers (only dial 999 in a genuine emergency):

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