Hunston Parish Meeting
The next Ordinary Parish Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday 3rd November in Badwell Ash Village Hall.
We are too small to warrant a Parish Council, so we have a Parish Meeting, as determined by the Local Government Act 1972. The Parish Meeting currently elects three main officers annually - a Chair, Clerk and Treasurer. The posts are voluntary and unpaid.
By law, Parish Meetings must take place at least twice each year, and every parishioner is encouraged to attend; all may speak and vote at the meetings.
Hunston is a small Suffolk hamlet and civil parish set in a conservation area of Mid-Suffolk, nearly 9 miles east of the centre of Bury St Edmunds.
It is set in flattish farmland which is mostly arable. Hunston (called Hunterstuna in 1096) has a name that goes back a thousand years to the sound of the chase and galloping horses.
'Huns' is a much abused, much contracted version of the original hunteres - ie hunter. 'Ton' means 'a settlement' and so it was from here that our ancestors went out into the marshes and woods in search of rabbit, deer, foxes, beavers, bears, wolves and boar.