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.

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

Coming Up...

Fridays until the end of August: Boules - on the Playing Field for the Maplesteads Challenge Trophy. Make the most of those warm summer, end-of-the-week evenings! Starts around 6.30pm. Bring your own drinks, snacks and chairs. More details here.

Sunday 22nd July: Navigational Scatter Event - from theVillage Hall. Enjoy a quiet drive in the country, answer a few clues, possibly win a prize and then enjoy a friendly lunch. Max. entry 12 teams; maximum of 4 participants/teamentry £7.50/person. Breakfast/briefing at 9.15am; start 10.00am; lunch & prize-giving around 1.00pm. More information from Steve Harris (01787 462 818).


Important Information

Church Street Road Closure

Church Street is scheduled to be closed to traffic along its entire length – from Lucking Street to Dynes Hall Road – for up to five days from 23rd July while ‘carriageway patching’ (i.e. filling the potholes!) is carried out. More details here

Mid-Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust Planned Merger

Plans are being discussed to merge Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHT), which includes Broomfield, Braintree Community hospital and St Peter’s in Maldon, with the hospital trusts in Basildon and Southend; this will require members of MEHT to elect Governors from the Mid-Essex region for the merged Trust.

Nick Alston, Chairman of MEHT, is hosting a meeting on the 19th July at Broomfield Hospital to speak about the planned merger and will be answering questions people might have about the merger, and how to become a member of the Trust and stand for election as a Governor.

More information about the meeting, the merger plans and the need for local representation to help ensure that the needs and interests of those living in the area currently covered by MEHT are given due weight 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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