The Maplestead Magna Carta e-newsletter was launched in September 2015 to help the Council improve its communications with everyone in the Parish.
Previously, many parishioners had concerns about things happening locally – developments and other changes, maybe – that they didn’t know about until it was too late.
Although Council and Planning Notices regularly appear on the three Parish Notice Boards - and on this website - we recognise that these are not always the best ways of notifying important information. The Parish News magazine, whilst being a valuable source of local information, has a limited circulation - and editorial considerations often mean that not everything submitted is able to be published.
Of course, matters of importance are always covered at Council Meetings but we accept that, even if people are aware of the meeting dates and agendas, they may not have the time, inclination or the wish to attend.
The Maplestead Magna Carta, which won Best New Entry in the 2015 Essex Life Community Magazine Awards, is published regularly between Council meetings in order to make the Council's business more transparent and accountable, and so enable you effortlessly to keep abreast of Parish affairs.
The current issue can be read here. A hard copy version of is also available in the Church.
Previous issues of Maplestead Magna Carta can be read by clicking on the relevant links: Issue 1 - Sep 2015; Issue 2 - Oct 2015; Issue 3 - Nov 2015; Issue 4 - Dec 2015; Issue 5 - Feb 2016; Issue 6 - April 2016; Issue 7 - May 2016; Issue 8 - July 2016; Issue 9 - Sep 2016; Issue 10 - Nov 2016; Issue 11 - Dec 2016; Issue 12 - Jan 2017; Issue 13 - April 2017; Issue 14 - June 2017; Issue 15 - August 2017; Issue 16 - September 2017; Issue 17 - November 2017; Issue 18 - January 2018; Issue 19 - April 2018; Issue 20 - June 2018; Issue 21 - August 2018
If you would like to receive future issues of the e-newsletter, please send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the Maplestead Magna Carta mailing list. You will also receive Council Meeting Agendas and, exceptionally, any urgent Parish notifications.
E-mail addresses will not appear, be disclosed or be distributed to any third party and, apart from distributing the e-newsletter, Council Meeting Agendas and, exceptionally, any urgent community information, will not be used for any other purpose..