Parish Council

The next scheduled meeting of the Council will be the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council and will take place on Wednesday 8th May 2024. The meeting will immediately follow the Annual Parish Meeting of the same evening which will commence at 7pm.



Following the elections on 4th May 2023, the Parish Council  has 2 Councillor vacancies. If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please do be in touch for more information.

If you have any questions please email me on

Angela Colbridge Parish Clerk


Passengers use our services to come into Beccles or travel to medical appointments, but we can also feed people through to bus stops for onward travel further afield such as Norwich, Lowestoft and Southwold.

We do not have sufficient resource to run regular bus services in your area, however, people can request our transport by booking in advance and use our community car service or the dial a ride (door to door).  Services are available to all – young and old who cannot use public transport including where there isn’t any as well as us connecting you up to public transport where it does run.

Everyone who uses are services pays a £20 annual registration fee and then fares are on top and vary depending on the length of the trip.  The community car service is 45p per mile which starts from where the volunteer driver leaves their home to the passenger and then to the destination and back home again.  The minimum single fare is £3.00.

Dial a ride is based on a single £3 for up to (5 miles trip door to door), £3.50 (5 – 9 miles) and £4 (10 – 14 miles).  Return fares are double this.  The minimum fare is £3 single.

If people can travel at the same time, when their transport is not time dependant from the same area, that is useful as it makes for more efficient travel.

We mainly use volunteer drivers which we are very short of, so if you know of anyone in the villages you cover who would be interested in driving people from your parishes, please let us know, as we would be more than happy to co-ordinate trips.  This keeps costs down for passengers and encourages friendships in local areas. We can also cover off the training, DBS checks and safeguarding courses that are required.

Please see the BACT website for further infomation



Hulver Village SignThe Parish of Henstead with Hulver street is situated on the B1127 between Beccles and Wrentham on the south side of the Hundred River Valley a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a population of 408.

The Church of St. Mary is a grade 1 listed church which serves the Parish. Click here for more information

The Henstead Arts and Craft Centre has a variety of art and craft outlets including a cafe, art gallery and much, much more.

The Henstead Exotic Garden, voted the best in Britain in the Alan Titchmarsh television series 'Britain's Best Back Gardens' can be found on Church Road Henstead. Click here for more information about the Henstead Exotic Garden

Hulver Village Hall, The Street, Hulver offers a lovely venue for clubs and groups for activity sessions and for community events. Read More about the Village Hall

The Old School Henstead an Independent School for children up to 11 years of age is situated on Toad Row Henstead