Hunston Parish Meeting

The most recent Ordinary Parish Meeting was held at 7:00 pm on Friday 12th November in Badwell Ash Village Hall.
The Minutes and other documents are available in the 'Parish Meetings' section of this website.


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  is only obliged to elect a Chairman, but we also encourage parishioners to perform the roles of Secretary and Treasurer. all these posts are voluntary and unpaid. At present, only the posts of Chairman and Treasurer are filled..

By law, Parish Meetings must take place at least twice each year, and every parishioner is  encouraged to attend; all may speak and those who are also registered Local Authority Electors may vote at the meetings. Only those who are present at the meetings may vote - proxies are not legal.

It is currently illegal to hold Parish Meetings online.


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.