Millennium Field November 2019 prior to planting Community Orchard due Spring 2020
Millennium Field November 2019 prior to planting Community Orchard due Spring 2020

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, January 16th, 2020 7.30pm


Next Community Council Meeting: Monday, December 2nd 6.30pm 




Church Services

Church Services at All Saints Church, Hawstead









November 2019


24th: Morning Prayer: 11.00am



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!

Events in Hawstead

On this page, you can find out for yourself about what is going on in Hawstead. Please contact us via the contact form if you would like to organise an event and publish it on this website.

Parish Council Meetings


(all are on Thursday)



  • 16th January
  • 26th March
  • 28th May
  • 9th July
  • 10th September
  • 12th November


Meetings are held in the Village Hall and commence at 7.30pm

Community Council Meetings


All villagers are welcome to Community Council meetings which are held once a month, usually on the first Monday. The next one is:


December 2nd, 6.30pm

Upcoming Local Events

(In the Village Hall unless otherwise stated)


Friday 29 November - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - 6.30-7pm
If you would like to join us, please email with numbers so that we can better assess how much mulled wine to make and mince pies to bake. And bring lanterns/glowsticks too!


Clive's It's Nearly Christmas Quiz Night: Saturday, 30th November

There will be a LIVE MUSIC ROUND involving villagers! Festive Dress to Impress. BYO drinks. Tables of up to 8 adults. All ages welcome, younger children can watch a film in the meeting room. £10 per person (ticket price includes food). 7pm buffet opens; quiz starts at 7.30pm prompt. We will hold our usual festive raffle for a Christmas hamper and other goodies, so please bring some change.

Bookings: Susanne at, phone 01284 388166/07887 591853. Just one or two adults? Don’t worry, we’ll have space.


Seniors Christmas Lunch: Monday 16th December

All residents aged 60+ are invited to our annual Seniors Christmas Lunch at Hawstead Village Hall on Monday 16 December, 12 for a prompt 12.30pm start... and it's for free! The event is funded fully by Hawstead Community Council. 'Youngsters' (under 60s!) and non-villagers can come along too, but there will be a charge levied of £18 per head. Remember, we can also accommodate a free Meals on Wheels service to villagers so that everyone can be part of this special event.

The mouth-watering Christmas menu has been confirmed as follows:

Starter: Cream of Spicy Parsnip Soup

Main course: Roast Turkey with all the trimmings or Vegetarian option of Brie, Mushroom and Cranberry Wellington with Cranberry Sauce

Dessert: Homemade Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter and Cream or Cookies and Cream Cheesecake or Fresh Fruit Salad


To book in, simply email or phone Susanne White on or 01284 388166 and let her know whether you would like the meat or vegetarian option and whether you will be joining us at the village hall or require Meals on Wheels. All bookings MUST be received by Tuesday 10 December please.



Friday 20 December - Hawstead Christmas Drinks Party
6-8pm at the village hall, Hawstead Community Council will be welcoming all villagers, young and not so young, to its annual Christmas drinks party. There's absolutely no charge for this event. All we ask is that you come along wearing something sparkly or festive and enjoy the atmosphere together with your neighbours. All food and drink are free to villagers. Always a popular event, do please register your interest with Susanne White on 01284 388166 so that we can make sure we order in sufficient food and drink.


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