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...

Monday 22 April: Easter Village Walk - from the Village Hall. Meet at 11.00am. Entry: £2.50 per person/children, dogs and Easter bunnies free. Refreshments at half-way and end. Poster here.

Friday 26 April: Pub Night - in the Village Hall, from 7.30pm until around 9.00pm. Come along to this informal social evening to play Kurling (like Curling but without the ice. Or brooms), back by overwhelmingly popular demand, and only a little bit competitive... Bring your own drinks, nibbles and a donation of £3 each please. More information here.

Information about other upcoming events can be found here.


Important Information

Parish/District Council Elections – Thursday 2nd May

The present Great Maplestead Parish Council is nearly at the end of its 4-year term of office, when all seven seats on the Council will be up for election.

Notices of Election for the Parish and District can be viewed by clicking the appropriate link.

Candidate nominations for the elections closed at 4.00pm on Wednesday 3rd April.

The eight nominees for the seven Parish Councillor positions and the three nominees for the single District Councillor position can be viewed by clicking the appropriate link.


STOP PRESS: Parish Council Maintains Foundation Status

Great Maplestead Parish Council has maintained its Foundation level status in the Local Council Award Scheme, an accreditation that will remain current for the four-year duration of the next Council. This accolade is a significant endorsement not only of the Council’s best working practices but also of the high standards that it has achieved in delivering properly recognised and effective Parish governance.



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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