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Next Parish Council Meeting: Thursday, May 6th, 2021 7.30pm (via Zoom) - includes Annual General Meeting


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Church Services

Church Services at All Saints Church, Hawstead






Due to COVID-19 there are currently no services at All Saints Church Hawstead and the church is closed.



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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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.


....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!

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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Local Elections May 6th 2021
Notice of Election (PCC 2021).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [89.1 KB]
Local Elections May 6th 2021
Thingoe South notice of election.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [52.1 KB]
Local Elections May 6th 2021
Notice of Election Addresses (PCC 2021)[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [11.3 KB]
COVID-19 Vaccination Information from West Suffolk Alliance
Vaccine info_v1.1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [283.7 KB]
Government Document: "COVID-19: Response Spring 2021"
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
A little booklet of information for new Hawstead residents
Welcome Booklet for new residents April [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [535.4 KB]
SCC Updated Guide to Recycling June 2019
Adobe Acrobat document [1'013.3 KB]
Hawstead Emergency Plan Rev. Jan 2018
Emergency Plan February 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [626.8 KB]
Emergency skills questionnaire 2018
Emergency skills questionnaire 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [344.5 KB]
Details of Roadworks in Bury St Edmunds Jan 2018
Tayfen Road and Compiegne Way, Bury St [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [342.3 KB]
Candidates for 2017 General Election, West Suffolk Constituency
Candidates for general election 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [197.8 KB]
Would you like the Hawstead Website Home Page to be the Home Page on your own computer?
How to do it using Internet Explorer or Firefox Internet Browser (as of November 2014)
How to Make the Hawstead Village Website[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [382.3 KB]
Flower and Produce Show Results 2015
2015 results Village Fete.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [35.0 KB]
Hawstead Housing Data from SEBC 2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [117.5 KB]

January 2014

Hawstead parish councillors recently attended a presentation from St Edmundsbury Borough Council on the subject of a rural profiling project. Here is an extract from the spreadsheet as it refers to our village, showing comparisons with St. Edmundsbury itself, the East of England region and the whole of England.


Topics included:

  • People, household composition, household size
  • Tenure of homes, accommodation type, property size
  • Economic indicators
  • Household prices, sales, rents and affordability
  • Affordable housing demand
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