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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.

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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 April/May 2017.


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


Burglaries on Low Road, Bruisyard - Monday night 2 January


The outbuildings at two houses on Low Road, Bruisyard, were broken into on Monday night 2 January 2017. If you have any information on this crime, please contact the Police as soon as possible by phoning 101. Thank you.


All residents in Bruisyard and the neighbouring villages are asked to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately to the police,




Be on you guard for phone calls purporting to be from 'BT Security Department' or 'Ofcom' claiming that your router is reporting high number of errors. These are SCAM calls by criminals and are a variant of the previous Microsoft or Windows Security scam. If you receive one of these calls, terminate the call immediately or alternatively just say SCAM in a loud voice and ring off - they will soon get the message!


Better Broadband for Suffolk - Roll out in our area


UPDATE: The following message was received from the BB4S Programme Manager on 10 August 2016;


'We are currently awaiting a re-model of the deployment plan from BT, having now completed all the necessary State Aid process to permit ourselves to spend the clawed back funding from BT, which we received due to high take up in Suffolk.


We expect this plan to be dramatically different to the one which is currently contracted, both due to the incremental funding envelope, and also due to improvements within Openreach in terms of technology and deployment / engineering techniques. 


This plan should be with us in the early Autumn, and I suggest we meet shortly afterwards when we can share the “new” plan.'


The notes of the previous meetings with BB4S;

Download the Notes of the meeting - 19 February 2014.

Download the Notes of the meeting - 22 January 2015.



Latest police notice


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


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. 

Latest weather forecast


Updated Monday, May 1, 2017 6:00 AM
Light Rain
Light Rain
8°CHigh: 14°C
Low: 9°C
Wind: 9 km/h kph
Humidity: 95%
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11° / 
Partly Sunny
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MSN Weather


Click here for a detailed weather forecast for Bruisyard.