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 theParish 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.

The buttons on the main toolbar can be used to navigate/select and view the information on the website.

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

Coming Up...

Daily until Christmas: Christmas Tree Decoration and Light Up - households around the village are lighting their own trees daily so that, by Christmas Day, the village will be fully illuminated - this map shows who is lighting up when.

Friday 21 December: Carols Round the Village - meet at 7.00pm on the triangle at the top of Church Street. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the Village Hall afterwards. More information here.

Saturday 29 December: Winter Beer Festival & Christmas Party - in the Village Hall from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. Try a number of different beers and wines, with prosecco, gin, soft drinks and snacks also available. There may be dancing too! Tickets £15 (to include food and drinks) from Julie Ingram (01787 463 637) or Ann Crisp (01787 460 216). More details here.

Information about upcoming events in the New Year can be found here.


Important Information

Essex Fire & Rescue Service and Essex Library Services – Your Opinions are Being Sought…

Two new surveys have been launched requesting residents' input to 5-year Strategy Plans for Essex's Fire & Rescue and Library Services.

Both surveys went live in November: the Fire & Rescue one closes at midnight on Tuesday January 15th 2019; the Libraries one closes at midnight on Wednesday 20th February 2019.

See here for more details and on-line links to both surveys.



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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