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 theEssex Village of the Year Award 2016 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 not only provides details about the Parish Council but it also has information on various village and community amenities, services, organisations, events and activities. If you have any information that you think should be included, please let the Clerk know.

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Please check the News page for any recent public announcements and local information. 

Coming Up...

Saturday 9 June: Boules - on the Playing Field. An alfresco afternoon of French fun and frolics. Starts: 3.00pm/Cost: £2 per player. Bring your own picnic/chairs. Poster here. Each Friday subsequently, until the end of August, make the most of those warm summer nights and come and play informal games of Boules. Starts around 6.30pm. Bring your own drinks, snacks and chairs.

Saturday 22 June: CPR & Defibrillator Refresher Course - in the Village Hall. Open to residents of both Great and Little Maplestead, there are 2 free sessions planned: 10.30am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Refreshments will be available. Spaces are likely to be limited so, to reserve a place and get your session preference, call Ann Crisp (01787 460 216). More information here.

Sunday 30 June: Maplestead Magna Miglia (Navigational Scatter Event) - from the Village Hall. Maximum entry 12 cars/4 participants per car - entry£8 per person. For more information see poster or call Steve Harris (01787 462 818).

Information about other upcoming events can be found here.


Important Information

Church Street/Purls Hill/Dynes Hall Road closures - 7th June 2019

Parts of the above roads are due to be closed on 7th June to enable overhead cable works to be carried out by UK Power Networks. The actual sections of the roads involved will be indicated by appropriate temporary signs nearer the time. The diversion routes can be found here.



If you would like to receive information about the Council's activities, regular Meeting Agendas, Minutes, the Maplestead Magna Carta and, exceptionally, any urgent community information, please complete the required fields on the How to Get in Touch page or send the Parish Clerk your e-mail address: this will not appear, be disclosed or be distributed to any third party and will not be used for any other purpose. If you have not already done so, you will need to complete, sign and return a copy of our Consent Form to allow us to use your personal data - our Privacy Notice details why we need and how we use such data and explains your rights regarding your personal data.






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