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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



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Hawstead Parish Councillors

Hawstead Parish Council  comprises 7 councillors. 


The Secretary is Mrs. Catherine Hibbert. Please use the contact form to contact any of them via Catherine. Your request will be forwarded to the respective person.






John West has lived in Hawstead since 2002 and is married to Geraldine. He spent his working career in finance. John served as Chairman from 2011 until 2022.



HENRY BREWIS, Councillor

Responsible for improving Parish Council communications


Henry Brewis has lived in the village in Pinford End for 30 years and is married to Hayley. They have two children Lucy and Annabel and two grandchildren.  Henry works as an airline pilot based at Gatwick airport.


I was born in Buckinghamshire, but the family moved to Suffolk in 1967, when my Father’s company moved from the Old Kent Road in London to Bury St Edmunds.

Having passed numerous ‘O’ levels, I studied the sciences at ‘A’ level, but having spent most of my time playing sport, I managed to fail them all! If there is one thing this has taught me, and I try to pass on to any current school leavers I talk to, it is don’t panic if you do not get the grades you need to get into university. There are other ways to achieve your goals.

I subsequently qualified as an accountant and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. For the last 30 plus years I have worked in various senior accounting and management positions.

My wife and I moved to Hawstead in late 2007, initially as it was equidistant between both of places of work, we have however come to loave the village and the peace and tranquility it provides. In 2008 I joined the Community Council and served as Treasurer for 5 years, before resigning due to pressure of work.

My hobbies include rugby, which I played for over 20 years for Bury, in most of the senior teams. Having retired from playing, I now get great pleasure in watching the game at all levels.



Responsible for all matters concerning the village Greens


Responsible for footpaths


Penny moved to Hawstead in 2014. She is married, has 2 grown up children and runs her own physiotherapy practice.

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