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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
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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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Also on the Contacts page you'll find MAPS!

Hawstead Tree Preservation Orders


NOTE: It is not certain that these are all of the TPOs applicable in Hawstead: if you are considering cutting down any tree(s) please contact St Edmundsbury Borough Council rather than relying on this list (In 2016 this was Jackie Fisher, Tel. 01284-757346)


1 (1966 – no. 70) Between Metcalfe Arms and Cooks Farm: 3 x Pine Trees


2 (1971 – no. 166) Opposite Hawstead Green, by the (former?) almshouses: 3 x Sycamore, 5 x Beech


3 (1973 – no. 294) Place Farm: The Paddock, Ash plantation; Long Wood+Spring Head: Elm & Ash


4 (1974 – no. 364) Dutmoss Woods (Upper and Lower)


5 (1974 – no. 365) Woodfield Wood (W1), Bryers Wood (W2), Oak, Ask, Sycamore; Nunn’s Grove (W3) Elm & Ash


6 (1996 – no, 231) Between Fylett’s Manor and Manor Cottages: 3 x ancient Oak (Quercus Robur)


7 (2002 – no. 333) Pound Spinney: next to Pound Green & Almshouses and between them & the Pound: includes Oak, Yew & Sycamore


8 (2005 – no.395) Cullum House: 5 x mature trees


9 (2005 – no. 405) Bull Lane, Pinford End: 12 mature trees between nos. 2 and 3, x8 in front and x4 to the rear


10 (2008 - no. 476) Park Cottages, Park Lane junction with Horscroft Road. 3 trees on the lane; an area of (mainly) oaks on the eastern extreme of the property and approx. 10 trees to the South of the cottage.


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