Two Villages One Parish

The church of St George in Shimpling is kept by the Churches Conservation Trust. Some events are held there each year – including a Carol Service by Candlelight in December.


St Mary the Virgin Church in Burston holds services and other events – see their website for details


Burston Strike School which hosts a rally each year in September to commemorate the longest strike in history and is used as a polling station too.


Award winning pub and social hub running many events in the centre of Burston – Burston Crown 

Burston and Shimpling Parish Council Website - for further information

This is a link to the Design Code Guidelines for the Plan Area, which includes a section on Burston and Shimpling which can found here.      

Burston & Shimpling Steering Group representative: Alison Wakeham
Local Issues: 
  • Traffic rat-running to avoid Diss

  • More safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists needed with integrated public transport links

  • Housing growth needs to be sustainable and suit the needs of local people 


c/o Diss Town Council

11-12 Market Hill

Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4JZ