Local Weather

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: includes NEWS FEED from the BURY FREE PRESS


Next Parish Council Meeting: Thursday, July 9th, 2020 7.30pm


Next Community Council Meeting: 




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.
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.


....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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Also on the Contacts page you'll find MAPS!

Hawstead walks

Local Walks from the Village Green - No.1
Walk 1 map and text.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [481.0 KB]
Local Walks from the Village Green - No.2
Walk 2 map and text.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [487.8 KB]
Local Walks from the Village Green - No.3
Walk 3 map and text.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [469.5 KB]
Local Walks from the Village Green - No.4
Walk 4 map and text.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [531.4 KB]
Local Walk No 5 - a short drive from Hawstead
Walk No5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [475.6 KB]
Local Walk No.6 - a bit further: Chedburgh
Walk is about 4.5 miles long
Walk Six.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [509.7 KB]
Local Walk No.7 - Whepstead
This walk will take about 2 hours to complete - plus there's an optional extension
Walk 7 - Whepstead.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [492.4 KB]
Local Walk No.8 - Rede
A circular walk from the Village Green of about 5 miles
Walk8 Rede.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [473.0 KB]

These two files were found on a blog on the Internet: they've been copied rather than linked to in case they disappear

Running out to Hawstead.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1'014.8 KB]
Running out to Hawstead2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

Suffolk County Council has a number of walks posted on the Discover Suffolk website. There's also John Harris' 'Free Walks to Download and Print' (for Suffolk): click HERE. Also click HERE for a site which includes information about the Bury to Clare walk.


If you want to travel further afield ie Norfolk, here's their contribution: Norfolk Trails


OK, let's push the boat out (or our feet!): this link is for long distance footpaths nationwide!

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