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Welcome to Hawstead
An introductory guide to Hawstead for new villagers
Welcome Booklet for new residents April [...]
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Local byelaws
Includes a map of our greens and the Millennium Field
Confirmed byelaws 2016.pdf
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Parish council objectives
Hawstead Parish Council objectives as set out by the council elected in May 2011
Hawstead Parish Council Objectives.pdf
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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


Parish council and other village information:

Including meeting minutes and agendas, 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: 

The next Parish Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday 9th May 2024 7.30pm to follow the Annual Parish Meeting at 7pm.  The Agenda will be avaiable HERE nearer the time

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.


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.


Hawstead Parish Council



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Hawstead Journal

The Hawstead Journal first appeared in April 2002 under the leadership of Brian Kew, formerly of Bridge House, Pinford End. It appeared as an A5 booklet with (usually) colour illustrations and no advertisements. That style and format has been retained to the present day: however funding arrangements have changed and the initial generosity of local car dealers Cecil & Larter (helped by employee Peter Duffield being resident in Hawstead!) has morphed via Parish Council support to a situation whereby now local individuals and families sponsor individual issues.

From the start there was a policy of pass-the-parcel editorship: this eventually slowed down, so to speak and several individuals took spells at being editor, notably Geraldine West. It is now in the very safe hands of Dave and Judy Carter.


We are currently attempting to gather together a collection of back-issues which can be freely accessed via the website. In the meantime you may be interested in a list of articles which have appeared over the years. Not absolutely everything has been listed (and the meal recipies will constitute a separate list) and there are a few issues missing but anyway it's most of what's been written (apart from time-dependent and other ephemeral things) between 2002-2013

List Of Articles In The Hawstead Journal 2002-16
List of articles in Hawstead Journal to [...]
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The Editor in July 2002, Gary Stokes wondered if the Hawstead Journal would be around five years on in 2007. Well yes it was, and it was also after ten years, in 2012!!

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