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 the 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.
Saturday 5th/Sunday 6th May: Sixth Annual Beer Festival - in theVillage Hall. Come and sample a wide range of local beers, ciders, gins, prosecco and more. Saturday from 1.00pm to Midnight; entry £5 (includes Festival Glass). Sunday from 12.00pm to 5.00pm; entry £4 (or free with Festival Glass). A hog roast, music and Morris dancing are also on the menu - see poster for further details.
Sunday 10th June: Family Boules - on the Playing Field. An alfresco afternoon with a French flavour. Start: 2.00pm. Cost: £2/player. Bring your own picnic, drinks and chairs.
Withdrawal of Mobile Library Service
Due to lack of regular custom, the Mobile Library serving Great Maplestead has been withdrawn as from week commencing 2nd April 2018. This follows a general review of all library service provision across Essex at the end of last year. More details can be found here.
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