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Next Parish Council Meeting: Thursday, May 12th, 2022


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A library of important documents relating to the Parish Council and the village, including meeting agendas & minutes and copies of the Hawstead Journal.
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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.


....and a Movie!


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!

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Hawstead Community Council

The Community Council organises various social events throughout the year to encourage villagers and other locals to meet and form friendships. We try to target activities towards different sections of our community, from Christmas wreath making, holiday cookery and craft groups for the children, to adult quiz nights and lunches for the senior members of our community. There’s also a number of family events for everyone, including our themed supper nights, our annual village fete in September and our annual summer village BBQ. Some of these events are opportunities to fundraise for the village, while others are run at cost or are funded wholly by Hawstead Community Council to maximise participation.


Part of our role is also to manage the hire of our beautiful village hall (www.hawsteadvillagehall.co.uk). It was totally rebuilt in 2008 and offers a high vaulted ceiling and exposed oak beams in the main hall. It’s a unique local venue, and its location on our protected village green and adjacent to our soft play area adds to its appeal. The hall is available to hire for all sorts of events, from corporate meetings to birthday parties, weddings to naming ceremonies. And there’s a special hire rate for residents, enabling villagers to benefit directly from this wonderful village resource.


For those who wish to feel part of village life, we are very welcoming. And there’s no better way of becoming part of our community than to join with us at any of our social events, ideally as a helper! We’re always keen to involve as many villagers as possible in all our activities… many hands make light work.

So please come along to our next social event and say hello. We’ll be delighted to welcome you into our village community and become part of your new life in Hawstead.


List of Hawstead Community events

  • Children’s craft mornings – funded by Hawstead Community Council

  • Quiz Nights – fundraisers

  • Supper Nights – at cost/fundraisers

  • Music Nights – fundraisers

  • Hawstead Summer BBQ – fundraisers

  • Hawstead Village Fete – fundraisers

  • Hawstead Produce Show – part of the village fete

  • Seniors Christmas Lunch – funded by Hawstead Community Council

  • Christmas Craft Fayre – supported by Hawstead Community Council

  • Christmas wreath making for children – funded by Hawstead Community Council

  • Village Christmas Drinks Party – funded by Hawstead Community Council

  • Christmas/New Year Pantomime – children’s tickets funded by Hawstead Community Council

  • Selected Charity fundraisers – supported by Hawstead Community Council

Children's Craft Morning with Jo

Christmas wreath making for children




Pantomime at

the Theatre Royal


Coffee Morning






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