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...

Each Monday until early November: Maplesteads' WEA Autumn Course - in the Village Hall. The course, with popular tutor Simon Doneylooks at the English Civil Wars of 1642-49 and how the struggle between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers had a profound effect on English history. The 2-hour sessions start at 7.00pm. More details and information here.

Friday 5 October: Games & Gossip - in the Village Hall, from 7.30-9.30pmCome along and enjoy an informal social evening to round off the week. Bring some indoor games and your own drinks, glasses & nibbles and either play or have a relaxing Friday evening chat... Poster here.

Information about other upcoming events in October and November can be found here.


Important Information

Road Sweeping

SweeperThe roads and gullies in Great Maplestead are due to be swept, as part of their regular cleaning schedule, on Thursday 4th October. To avoid unduly compromising this operation would everyone, particularly residents of Church Street, ensure there is no roadside parking on that day.

Community Policing Team Changes

Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have newly been allocated specific local areas of responsibility in order to give residents the best possible service. More information about the CPT changes 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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