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 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.
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Please check the News page for any recent public announcements and local information.
Fridays from 6th July - 26th August: Summer Boules Evenings - on the Playing Field Boules Court. Start time 6.00pm. Players £2/head. Teams to be created on the night. There will be a weekly prize for the winning team and the much-coveted Summer League Trophy will be awarded to the best overall team at the end of the season. All are welcome, whether to play or just watch. BYO chairs, nibbles and drinks.
Further information about future social events can be found here.
Village Playing Field - Community Development Project.
Plans are in now place for this £93k Development Project to deliver a completely new play area for the children and brand new facilities to benefit adults and families. A Boules Court and additional picnic tables were installed in 2021 and essential drainage work will be done this summer. The Project has been designed to benefit residents by giving the community playing field a much more central role in village life. Further details can be found here.
If, after reading the linked document, you would like to make a comment or offer feedback on the Project, please download and complete this form and either e-mail it to the Parish Clerk or deliver by hand to New House, St Giles' Close.
Tenders were invited for:
The Tender Document can be downloaded or viewed here. The tender process is now closed and a decision on the preferred supplier will be made by 10th July.
Work on a submission to proceed to Phase 2 of the Council's National Lottery Fund application is well underway. However, local financial donations are still urgently needed, no matter how small - every little helps! Simon Last and Martin Crisp undertook a 1000-mile, 14-day bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats in May and raised over £5,500 towards the funding goal. You can see them talking about this epic challenge here.
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