Tree planting event Jan.2019 in memory of Angela Rushen
Tree planting event  Jan.2019              in memory of Angela Rushen

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, September 12th, 7.30pm


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




Church Services

Church Services at All Saints Church, Hawstead









August 2019


11th: Parish Eucharist, 11.00am

25th: Morning Prayer, 11.00am


BUS TIMETABLE into Bury: published 27/08/12
375 Bus Service timetable.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [167.9 KB]


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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Hawstead Parish Councillors

Hawstead Parish Council should comprise 7 councillors. However, as of May 2019 when elections were due, only six persons made themselves available and there was no election. There is a possibility of a seventh person being co-opted.


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, Chairman

John West moved to Hawstead in 2002 and lives on the village green opposite the hall. He's married to Geraldine and has three grown up children. He runs his own business financing agricultural machinery.

PHIL BAKER Vice-Chairman

HENRY BREWIS, Councillor

Responsible for improving Parish Council communications


Henry Brewis has lived in the village in Pinford End for 18 years and is married to Hayley. They have two children Lucy and Annabel.  Henry works as an airline pilot based at Stansted airport.


Responsible for all matters concerning the village Greens


Responsible for environmental matters (assisted by non-councillors James Carr (tree warden) and Steve Butt (footpath warden)



My husband and I have been renovating our house in Hawstead for the last three years and moved to here 2 years ago, having spent the last 12 years in Europe. We have 2 grown up children. I am a physiotherapist by profession, with a practice at home.

GILES RUSHEN, Councillor

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