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.
Although Essex, along with the rest of the country, is currently in lockdown, walking in the local area is still deemed 'permitted exercise'. Some of the walks that you can do around the village as part of your exercise, either individually or in family/social bubble groups, can be found here, to download and print, in both map and narrative form.
Information about any social events in 2021, if and when they are able to restart, will be published here.
The National Census survey is held every 10 years and Census 2021 is taking place on Sunday 21st March. To comply with lockdown guidelines this Census has been designed primarily for self-completion on-line, although a paper version will be available on request. Completing the Census is a legal requirement for each household, with a fine of up to £1000 for non-compliance. More information can be found here.
COVID-19 - Update
Along with most of the rest of the country, Essex will be in lockdown for the foreseeable future: details of the rules governing this lockdown can be found here. With vaccinations now being rolled out across the community, anyone needing help with transport to get to an appointment can find some useful information here.
Local Road Closure Information.
Various local road closures are happening during the next few months to accomodate County Broadband's fibre-optic cable installations, Essex CC's pothole patching programme and Anglia Water's mains repairs. Actual dates and restriction times for all these operations will be posted on boards in the vicinity of the work around the appropriate dates.
To find out what closures are imminently planned or are currently in force within the parish, and the diversions set up to enable you to avoid them, go to https://one.network/ and drag/zoom the map to show the village. Then click the drop-down at the top right of the page and select ‘Next Two Weeks’. Clicking on the map’s roadworks signs will then give the dates of, and the reasons for, each closure.
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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