Here's a link to the Met.Office forecast page for Bury St Edmunds.
Check out the Events page to find out what is going on in our village - and beyond
Next Parish Council Meeting: Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Next Community Council Meeting:
A library of important documents relating to the Parish Council and the village, including meeting agendas & minutes and copies of the Hawstead Journal.
Click here for more information.
NOTE: 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. The Parish Council wants to continue to make such material, which is of local interest, easily available to residents, but has not had the capacity to review the content fully. Please contact the clerk to the Council if you have any objection to your name or other personal data appearing in this archive material in order that it might be removed forthwith.
To view the film made by Andy and Janet Taplin in support of our bid for the Suffolk Village of the Year competition (ie 2014)click HERE. It's a fantastic production!
Most documents posted on this site are in the "PDF" format and to see them on your compputer you need a program called Adobe Reader. If you don't have this on yoour compputer you can download and install it Free of Charge here
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Welcome to our village Website. This website seeks to inform our residents and others about ongoing projects and events in Hawstead and also serves as a database and reference resource for information on our village.
NOTE: There is a separate website for booking the use of the Village Hall:
"The Hawstead Parish Council will work to make Hawstead an even better place in which to live."
John West - Chairman, Hawstead Parish Council
You can find out about the objectives of Hawstead Parish council on the Documents page HERE
On Saturday, 24th July there will be another Churchyard clean-up session, 10am-12noon. Please come along to help with any suitable hand tools you have - and/or strimmers (we have several motor mowers available)
A Message from Suffolk Police:
Click This Link Before You Call
During the summer months, the force typically receives a high volume of calls and with an increase in visitors, demand on the 101 number is likely to rise.
The force launched its Click Before You Call campaign in October 2020, in a bid to speed up non-urgent crime reporting and in turn, reduce demand on its Contact and Control Room (CCR) at peak times.
Residents can choose to instead go to the force’s website and report incidents online by clicking the ‘report something’ button. The matter will then be dealt with in the same way as a call to 101.
HAWSTEAD VILLAGE VOICE has recently been published. If you haven't seen a copy you can access it HERE. Note: contributions to the next issue should be sent to Anne East by July 30th. Her email address is on the front page of Village Voice
The January edition of the Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association recommends THIS WEBSITE for information and help about Cyber Security. You may find it useful. It represents a link-up between their 'Cyberhood Watch' initiative and an organisation called 'Avast'. Topics include:
Message from Andy Tucker (Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association)
Remember that any contact regarding a real NHS COVID-19 vaccination booking will never:
- Ask for payment or any bank details.
- Ask you to press a button on your keypad when on the phone.
- Ask you to send a text to confirm the booking.
Anyone who has concerns about whether an approach is genuine should speak to their local GP surgery.
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to email@example.com.
Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.
There has been a lot of concern lately about what to do about scams, cold calling and the like. I have gathered together a number of contact details and added them - in red - to the 'Useful numbers and links' page. You'll find help for reporting a crime, what to do about fraud or cyber crime, and where to report suspicious texts and emails. If you're approached by doorstep sellers there's the Citizens Advice Consumer Service. Also mental health issues can be raised with 'First Response'
Suffolk Constabulary is urging more residents to consider using alternative methods of contacting the force in its latest campaign.
The Contact and Control Room (CCR) continues to receive high volumes of calls particularly at weekends and during holiday periods. With the surge in calls, this can inevitably mean there is an impact on waiting times.
Instead of waiting on the phone, residents can go to the force’s website and report non-urgent crime online by clicking the ‘report something’ button. The matter will then be dealt with in the same way as a call to 101 - It may even be quicker and more convenient.
Chief Inspector Nigel Huddlestone said: "We’re already dealing with lots of enquiries via email and want to continue to encourage more people to consider heading online rather than calling 101.
While we realise that some people will prefer speaking to us rather than heading to the internet, we want to reassure the public by confirming that all of the online enquiries are dealt with in the same way as a call and residents receive the same level of service."
NEW! 30 September 2019 Here's an online article that has just been published by East Anglian Daily Times concerning the Wigwam 'glamping' units at Maglia Rosso:
NEW! 22 May 2018 Three documents relating to the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR-2018) have been added to the website: A) General Privacy Notice B) Staff Privacy Notice and C) a copy of the Hawstead Consent Form. These can be viewed HERE and the Consent Form can be downloaded and printed, filled in and then returned to the Parish Council Secretary.
NEW! 2 March 2018 An updated version of the Hawstead Emergency Plan is available HERE There is also a PDF copy of an updated Skills Questionnaire which can be filled out and printed. It should be returned to Geraldine West, Kellycroft, The Green.
NEW! 3 January 2018 In case of power cuts: Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
Preparing for a power cut
Below is some additional advice:
NEW! 23 February 2017 Inormation from UK POWER NETWORKS
UK Power Networks owns and maintains the local power lines and substations and is responsible for reconnecting supply after any power cut. It offers a Priority Service Register to which vulnerable people can sign up to; registration enables UK Power Networks to identify customers who are vulnerable or need extra help when the electricity is off as efficiently as possible and to get help out quickly. Residents eligible to sign up include those with a disability or medical dependancy on electricity (ie users of Careline, nebuliser etc), the elderly, those with children under 5 and more. Services available to those on the Register include a 24 hour priority phone number, a dedicated team who will keep you updated during a power cut and other tailored support where appropriate. Further information on the Priority Service Register is available from ukpowernetworks.co.uk or by calling 08003163105.
Registration forms for this service will also be made available in the village hall after 16 March.
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