Welcome to the official Great Maplestead Parish Council websiteEssex Village of the Year Award 2016


  • Great Maplestead is located in North Essex, close to the Suffolk border, and has around 360 residents

  • In 2016 the Village won its Class (for communities of fewer than 400 inhabitants) in the Essex Village of the Year competition, promoted by the Rural Community Council of Essex
  • In 2017 the Village won a Merit Award in this annual competition
  • The Parish Council is the first tier of local goverment.
  • In Great Maplestead there are 7 Parish Councillors, who are elected every 4 years.
  • If you wish to contact a member of the Parish Council, you will find details on the Parish Councillor information page. Alternatively you should contact the Parish Clerk
  • This website provides full details about Great Maplestead Parish Council and also has information on the various village organisations and their activities.CCG


 If you require any information, in the first instance please contact the Parish Clerk.  


 The links on the left can be used to navigate/select and view the information on the website.


 For Important Announcements, and useful Emergency Numbers, go to PUBLIC INFORMATION


Coming Up...


Wednesday 29th November: Parish Council Meeting - in the Village Hall. Starts 7.30pm. Everybody welcome. More information here.


Friday 1st December/Saturday 6th January 2018: Village Christmas Tree Trail - around the Village. Starts with a dedication on Friday 1st of the communal Village Christmas Tree on the Green, Church Street at 7.00pm - bring baubles! Mulled wine in the Village Hall afterwards... Contact Julie Ingram (01787 463 637) to book a date for your contribution to the trail - one tree lit each day through until Christmas.



Important Information


All Change for a New Bus Service


Since the 2017 August Bank Holiday a Demand Responsive Transport (DaRT) bus service has replaced the previous 11/12/13 Regal Busways routes serving Great Maplestead.


Great Maplestead, Little Maplestead, Gestingthorpe, Pebmarsh, Wickham St Paul and Bulmer now have a new, flexible and more frequent bus service between Sudbury and Halstead – the DaRT F315.


However, unlike with conventional buses, DaRT passengers must book a seat, and register as a customer, at least two hours in advance of travel.


More details of this service, and how to book to use it, can be found here.



 General Information


  Great Maplestead Parish Council has 3 noticeboards displaying Council Information located at:


        1. St Giles Church, Church St - located on the verge to the left hand side of the gates

      2. Toldishall, Toldishall Rd - located on verge of T-junction with Lucking Street

      3. Dynes Hall Rd - located on south side of the verge, 300m east of the junction with Purls Hill



The Council regularly submits information/news/updates to the monthly Parish News Magazine (circulated to the Parishs of Great & Little Maplestead, Gestingthorpe & Pebmarsh).

Between Council meetings a regular e-newsletter, the Maplestead Magna Carta, is also produced, featuring news of interest and importance to the Parish and making the Council's business more transparent and accountable.



   There are three Post Boxes in the village, located at:Post Box

1. Church St - half-way down next to the telephone box.

Latest Collections: Mon-Fri 5.30pm; Sat 10.00am

2. Toldishall Rd - at the T-junction with Lucking St.

Latest Collections: Mon-Fri 9.00am; Sat 7.00am

3. Purls Hill - at the junction with Dynes Hall Rd

Latest Collections: Mon-Fri 5.15pm; Sat 9.30am




For free advice and help to access Services & Information, including MOBILITY ISSUES, HEALTHY LIVING, BENEFITS, CARE SUPPORT and PENSIONS

Please contact our COMMUNITY AGENT: Jayne Laken

Tel: 07540 720 607 or 01376 574 341 or e-mail: jayne.laken@caessex.org.uk





 Local Police can be contacted for non-emergency issues on 101


 For Emergencies always dial 999





 Highways Problem? - Report a highways problem direct

 Help us.. to help you.

 Using the above link you can report a pothole to Essex Highways or ask them about a previously reported problem, using the unique reference number that they will have given you.

Please note you can only report one problem at a time, for which you will be given a unique reference number. For example, if you are reporting two potholes in your road these will need to reported separately - you will then be given a unique reference number for each.


Essex Highways respond best to reports made using the link; the more parishioners who report a problem, the speedier the remedial action.





The views expressed throughout this site are not necessarily the views of members of Great Maplestead Parish Council.


Neither the webmaster, nor any other party involved in any way with this website, can be held responsible for any loss, cost, damage, inconvenience or expense caused through the use of this website or as a result of any inaccuracy or error contained within the website or any information or material displayed on or contained within it.