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Welcome to the website for the village of Bruisyard in Suffolk

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Bruisyard is a small rural village with a population of about 175 set in beautiful and tranquil countryside by the River Alde in East Suffolk. The village is noted for the beautiful Grade 1 listed church of St Peter's which has a round tower dating from Saxon times, and for Bruisyard Hall which was the Abbey of the Order of the Poor Clares until the reformation when an Elizabethan Manor House was built on the site. Bruisyard is also known as the setting for the novel 'Joseph and His Brethren' by H.W.Freeman first published in 1928.

We very much hope you enjoy visiting this site - and find the time to visit this beautiful village.

Photos of Bruisyard
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Go to 'What's On' for the latest information on forthcoming events and activities in Bruisyard and surrounding villages.


Go to 'Village Hall' for information on hire charges and bookings, and for information on the project  to build the hall which was opened in 2010.


Click on 'Newsletter' to download the Bruisyard Newsletter for September 2014.


Please Contact Us if you need any further information.


For the Bruisyard Young People website.


For local voluntary and community groups serving the Saxmundham area, visit the Saxmundham Community website.



Latest News



Bruisyard Parish Council meeting - Monday 8 September at 7.30pm


The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall on Monday 8 September at 7.30pm. Everyone is very welcome to attend.


Latest police notice


Download the Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter issued in August.


Please note the latest police notices on the Neighbourhood Watch page.


Catalytic Converter Thefts

There has been 16 Theft from Motor Vehicles since the 1st June 2014, where catalytic converters have been removed. Mainly Citroens (Relay, Berlingo, Xsara), Mitsubishi’s (L200’s and Shoguns) and Iveco vans have been targeted.  The locations at the moment are in the areas of Saxmundham, Melton/Woodbridge and Framlingham.

Vehicles have been parked mainly on the driveway or on the road outside the property.  With most offences have happened during the hours of darkness, mainly overnight on a Monday to Tuesday and Tuesday to Wednesday.

In the majority of offences the pipes have been cut and the catalytic converter stolen. In one offence one end has been sawn and the other crimped and in another offence the catalytic converter and exhaust system have been unbolted.

If you see or hear anything suspicious activities please contact Suffolk Police.


Over the past few weeks and months there has been a growing number of burglaries in the area. Please lock your house securely and let neighbours know if you are going to be away. To keep the area safe and free from crime, please keep watchful at all times and report any suspicious activity to the police immediately. To help catch the criminals, make a note of any suspicious vehicles ie. make/colour, registration number, and any description of the people involved. We can all help each other and bring the perpetrators to justice as quickly as possible. Thank you.


If you need immediate police assistance always dial 999. You should dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or an immediate police response is necessary. In other cases, dial 101.


Better Broadband for Suffolk - Roll out in our area


Representatives from the Bruisyard, Cransford, Rendham and Sweffling Parish Councils met with the Director and Project Manager of the 'Better Broadband for Suffolk' programme on Wed 19 February to understand how and when the programme would deliver a higher speed broadband service in the four villages.


Download the Notes of the meeting.


Latest weather forecast


Bruisyard, Suffolk
Updated Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:20 PM
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
16°CHigh: 20°C
Low: 12°C
Wind: 13 kph
Humidity: 100%
Showers / Clear
18° / 
Showers / Clear
18° / 
Partly Cloudy
19° / 10°
Partly Cloudy
20° / 10°
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