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 9 March: Jumble Sale - in the Village Hall, including raffle and refreshments. Opens at 3.00pm: Admission 30p. Contributions please to Diane Smith (01787 473 300), Gill Peskett (01787 462 786) or Doreen Faulks (01787 460 727). Deliveries to the Village Hall only on Saturday from 8.00am-1.00pm. Details and further information here.

Friday 15 March: 'Pub Night at The Open Arms' - in the Village Hall, from 7.30 - 9.30pmCome along, unwind, have a chat and then enjoy an informal social evening playing the very popular 'Kurling' (like Curling, but without the ice. Or brooms...). Bring your own drinks and nibbles. More information here.

Information about other upcoming events can be found here.


Important Information

Essex Library Services – Your Opinions are Being Sought…

A survey has been launched requesting residents' input to 5-year Strategy Plan for Essex's Library Services.

The survey went live in November and closes at midnight on Wednesday 20th February.

See here for more details and an on-line link to the survey.


Braintree Council's Statement of Community Involvement

Braintree District Council is publishing its revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for public consultation.

The consultation period runs until Monday 11th March at 5.00pm.

More details and an on-line link to the consultation 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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