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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.


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News for Hawstead Residents

Latest local news for Hawstead residents

Anglian Water pipeline - UPDATE


Anglian Water are building a new pipeline from North Lincolnshire to Essex. The Bury St Edmunds to Colchester section may impact residents living in Hawstead, here's a copy of the letter from Anglian Water along with a map of the affected (local) area (page 5 - sheet 4 of 24) how our pipeline route directly impacts the parish.


Here's an update on works (from Anglian Water):


What are we doing?


We’re building a brand new, multi-million pound water pipeline to help keep water flowing across our region, which is one of the driest in the UK.

This brand new water main is our flagship project and one of Europe’s biggest environmental programmes. Hundreds of kilometres of underground, interconnecting pipelines will stretch from North Lincolnshire all the way to Essex, allowing water to be moved from ‘wetter’ to ‘drier’ areas. 


When will this be happening?


Suffolk Highways have agreed our permit request to close Brands Lane, Lawshall. The closure date is the following:


Monday 8th January to Sunday 14th January 2024.


To make things easier for you and residents in the area, I have created a web page that lists all the planned road closures along the pipeline route. I have listed these under parish areas, so you can also identify closures in nearby villages which may also impact residents: Bury St Edmunds to Colchester Road Closure (anglianwater.co.uk).


*Please note, the permit has been submitted in advance as requested by Highways to allow enough time to contact blue light services etc. When booking work in advance we do face the challenge of aligning our works with the closure date, this has been difficult recently due to the bad weather. I want to make you aware that this date is subject to change. I will get in contact if anything changes and update our website if needed. I have added some FAQ’s at the bottom of the page covering some of the common questions we get asked.


Communicating the road closure to residents


We will write to residents living directly on the road closure route and would welcome any recommendations of other channels that we can communicate to residents through e.g. parish newsletter or local social media pages. 


If you, any residents or local businesses have any concerns about this road closure, please do get in touch.


Regards, Polly Williams, Stakeholder Engagement & Communnications Lead (07879 158530)


Anglian Water pipeline Hawstead
Anglia Water pipeline.pdf
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