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...

Saturday 21st September: Jumble Sale - in the Village Hall. Starts at 3.00pm. Admission 30p. Raffle and Refreshments. More details here or from Diane Smith (473 300), Doreen Faulks (460 727) or Liz Newton (461 308).

Monday evenings from 23rd September (to 4th November): WEA Autumn Course - in the Village Hall. The seven-week course is entitled 'The History and Culture of Italy' and this free-of-charge initial session starts at 6.30pm. Further details can be found here and the poster is here

Information about other upcoming events can be found here.


Important Information

Local Plan Update

The latest version of Braintree District Council's Local Plan has been put forward for public consultation - the consultation period runs until 30th September. More information about the plan and how to participate in the consultation can be found here.

Road Closure - Lucking Street

Lucking Street was 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.

Contractor delays now mean that this work has been postponed. An update will be posted here as and when the information becomes available.



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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