Welcome to the Swefling Parish Council website.

Swefling (sometimes spelt Sweffling) is a village in East Suffolk. It has a population of about 190. 

Swefling was a settlement in Domesday Book, in the hundred of PlomesgateSuffolkIt had a recorded population of 48 households in 1086, putting it in the largest 20% of settlements recorded in Domesday.

Information on village events are on the village website.

The Parish Councillors are;

 Cllr John Stanley - Chair

Cllr Jude Chin

Cllr Julia Kinsey 

Cllr Audrey Lummis 

Cllr Erika Spall (co-opted 1 April 2021)

Cllr John Tesh 


The most recent elections were held in May 2019 and  Parish Councillors were elected for a 4 year term or have been co-opted until the end of the council term in May 2024.


 Sweffling Parish Clerk

Michael Smithson– sweffling.clerk@outlook.com

Councillors’ Responsibilities 

The Parish Council’s responsibilities include: 

  • Finance – We responsible for the approval and monitoring of Council expenditure, annually analysing future funding requirements and recommending the precept to be raised. also arranging insurance of parish property, loans and donations and other associated activities requiring finance. 

  • Parish assets – The Council looks after Jubilee Field and its play/exercising equipment,  the village sign, the notice-board and the Village’s three historic grass triangles together with other assets. An up to date list of assets is maintained and published on this website. 

  • Planning — The Parish Council receives and considers all Planning Applications relating to the Parish. Recommendations from the Council either in support of the application or as objections, are passed to East Suffolk Council who, as Planning Authority, take note of these comments in their determination of the application. A full list of planning applications considered by the Parish Council can be viewed on East Suffolk Council Planning Portal 

  • Highways – The Parish Council liaises with the local highway authority on matters such as road condition, drainage and cleaning, signposting etc. 

Councillors’ Register of Interests can be viewed at SCDC

The Parish Council meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except for August and December) in the Village Hut at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 14 September.  

Map of Sweffling
To see a map of Sweffling showing the parish boundaries and footpaths, please download Sweffling map.