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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]
Parish council objectives
Hawstead Parish Council objectives as set out by the council elected in May 2011
Hawstead Parish Council Objectives.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [29.7 KB]

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



Or use our contact form.


Also on the Contacts page you'll find MAPS!

Now that the Metcalfe Arms is a cycle shop (albeit with a licensed cafe) where can we go for a nearby drink - and possibly a meal in a pub?

The following village pubs are all within 5 miles of Hawstead according to the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) website whatpub.com

The Red House, Stanningfield


This is the nearest pub to Hawstead (just 1.6 miles): just go up Bells Lane and turn right at the top.


For more information see:



The Rushbrooke Arms, Sicklesmere


For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/853/rushbrooke-arms-sicklesmere

The Manger, Bradfield Combust



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/73/manger-bradfield-combust or www.themanger.co.uk


The White Horse, Whepstead



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/1009/white-horse-whepstead or www.whitehorsewhepstead.co.uk

The Swan, Lawshall



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/609/swan-lawshall

The Six Bells, Horringer



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/416/six-bells-horringer or www.sixbellshorringer.co.uk

The Bush, Shimpling



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/845/bush-shimpling or www.theshimplingbush.co.uk

The Plough & Fleece, Cockfield


For more information see



The Plough, Rede


For more information see



The Crown, Hartest


For more information see



The Horseshoes, Cockfield


For more information see

http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/210/the-horseshoes-inn-cockfield or thehorseshoes-inn.co.uk

The Marquis Cornwallis, Chedburgh



(has been closed for several years)

(June 2020)


The Greyhound, Chevington


For mor information see:


The Queen's Head, Hawkedon


For more information see:

http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/4105/queen-s-head-hawkedon or hawkedonqueen.co.uk

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