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Check out the Events page to find out what is going on in our village - and beyond 


Next Parish Council Meeting: Thursday, May 12th, 2022


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Church Services

Church Services at All Saints Church, Hawstead






Awaiting updating


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  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, Chairman


John West moved to Hawstead in 2002 and lives on the village green. He's married to Geraldine and has three grown up children. He retired recently from his career in finance. John was elected Chairman in 2011.



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-councillor James Carr (tree warden) 


Responsible for footpaths


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

GILES RUSHEN, Councillor

Responsible for the village survey and emergency planning


Giles grew up in the village and returned back in 2017 with his wife Louisa and three boys. He is keen to use his energy to make the village an even better place to live.

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