Welcome to Shimpling!

Latest update:

The BDO External Audit Report for 2015-16 together with recommendations and explanations of their conclusions is now available for inspection online.

 Click here to see all audit reports and recommendations for 2015-16

Hard copies of any of these documents can also be inspected: please contact the Clerk for more details.  

You may also obtain copies of any of these documents under the Shimpling PC Freedom of Information policy.  Click here for more details and how to apply to the Clerk for documents.    


This website is dedicated to the work of Shimpling Parish Council. 

You will find information on Parish Councillors, publically available formal governance and financial Council Records, including minutes of all meetings and information about all of the official public activities of the Council.  

There is also a Noticeboard with regular news and updates about the Parish Council and the community, together with an Events section containing details of upcoming meetings. 

You can also contact the Clerk or individual Councillors through this website to raise any questions or issues relevant to the parish of Shimpling.  

Please visit shimpling.onesuffolk.net and the Wikipedia entry on Shimpling for more specific information about the village of Shimpling itself and other community activities. 

The Parish of Shimpling in the county of Suffolk is in the Chadacre ward of Babergh District Council, and and lies within the parliamentary constituency of South Suffolk.  

Our local parliamentary representative at Westminster is James Cartlidge MP.   

Councillors James Long from Babergh District Council and Richard Kemp from Suffolk County Council regularly attend meetings of Shimpling Parish Council.

Shimpling was described in 1870-72 in John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazeteer of England and Wales as: 

"SHIMPLINGor Shimplingthorne, a parish, with a village, in Sudbury district, Suffolk; 4 miles NW by W of Lavenham r. station.  It has a post-office under Bury-St-Edmunds.  Acres 2,698. Real property £3,640. Pop., 500, Houses 111.  The manor, with Chadacre Hall, belongs to Miss Hallifax. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely.  Value £600. Patron, the Rev A. H. Bolton.  The church is plain."

Historical information and map sourced from:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shimpling, in Babergh and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/7672

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