Cultivating Cooks Field, August 2017
Cultivating Cooks Field, August 2017

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


Church Services

Church Services at All Saints Church, Hawstead










January 2018

14th: Parish Communion, 11.00am

28th: 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.


....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


Hawstead Parish Council


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Also on the Contacts page you'll find MAPS!

Hawstead Parish Councillors

Hawstead Parish Council currently 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 opposite the hall. He's married to Geraldine and has three grown up children. He runs his own business financing agricultural machinery.

CLIVE ROBINSON, Deputy Chairman

Responsible for Planning and Legal matters


My name is Clive Robinson and I live in Cullum House, Hawstead and have done so since 2006.With a background in dealing with the general public, property and law, I thought I might be able to offer the Parish Council and all it serves my services.


Responsible for Highways and Safety issues


I am Michael Harrison and live at Ballacraine, The Pound. My wife, Rosemary, and I moved to Hawstead several years ago from the London area and consider it the best thing we have ever done. We love living here and hopefully will stay here for the rest of our lives.

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)

PENNY BARHAM  Co-opted Councillor


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.

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