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.

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...

Fridays evenings until the end of August: Boules - on the Playing Field. Make the most of the warm summer nights and come and play informal games or just have a chat. Starts around 6.30pm. Bring your own drinks, snacks and chairs.

Thursday 22nd August: Social Committee Invitation Event - in the Village Hall. Start time 7.30pm. Are there any social events or activities you’d like to see happen or help to organise in the Village? If so, the Social Committee would love to hear from you at this special meeting. See here for further information.

Information about other upcoming events can be found here.


Important Information

Defibrillator Missing

Sometime over last weekend the defibrillator went missing from its case on the wall of the Village Hall. If anyone knows of its whereabouts, or whether it has been used in an emergency and has yet to be returned, would they please notify the Parish Clerk.

Great Maplestead on the Radio...

On Wednesday 14th August the Maplesteads had a starring role on BBC Radio Essex’s regular mid-week series about the county’s village communities. There's more information about the programme and how to listen on 'catch-up' here.

Road Closure - Lucking Street

Lucking Street is due to be closed for up to 15 days from the 19th August to facilitate gulley installation work, something the Council has been in negotiation with ECC to facilitate for some time. The new gulleys are intended to help channel floodwater away from the road surface during periods of heavy rain.

Extended GP Surgery Hours

It is now possible to get an evening or weekend appointment with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional at one of six NHS Extended Access Hubs across Essex, including the Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery in Halstead. Further information 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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