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.

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Please check the News page for any recent public announcements and local information. 

Coming Up...

Monday 10th January: Maplesteads' WEA Spring Course. This course has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the death of the lecturer.

Saturday 29th January: Comic Greyhound Racing Night - in the Village Hall. Starts 7.00pm. Tickets £5/person from Martin or Jo Watson (01787 469 857). Bring your own drinks, nibbles and a good supply of £1 coins…

Race Sponsors required. All proceeds to the Playing Field Development Fund. Poster here.

This event has now been postponed until later in the year.


Further information about all future social events can be found here.


Important Information

Village Playing Field - Community Development Project.

It is planned to install a completely new play area for the children and brand new facilities to benefit adults and families. A Boules Court and additional picnic tables have already been added and essential drainage work is now being planned as part of this major scheme to give the playing field a more central role in village life. Further details can be found here.
Financial donations are urgently needed, no matter how small - every little helps! If you would like more information, or would like to know how you can donate or otherwise contribute by organising fundraising events that will help to get this huge development project across the line, please contact Simon at



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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