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...

December 1st-24th: The Maplesteads' Advent Calendar - Festive window or garden displays were lit up around Great Maplestead each day during Advent to help brighten people's mood while enjoying their socially-distanced walks around the village. Check the calendar and this map to find out what each participating house did and when and see pictures of all the displays here.

Although the Christmas Village Walk on the 27th December had to be cancelled due to Essex's move into Tier 4 the previous weekend, some other walks that you can do around the village, either individually or in family/social bubble groups, can be found here, to download and print, in both map and narrative form.

Information about events in 2021, if and when they are able to restart, will be published here.


Important Information

COVID-19 - Update

Along with most of the rest of the country, Essex is now in lockdown for the foreseeable future: details of the rules governing this lockdown can be found here.

Vaccination Programme - Support Volunteers

The NHS is getting ready to deliver its COVID-19 Vaccination Programme and it needs help. It is looking for Volunteer Stewards across Essex and Suffolk to be at the forefront of the local fight against the coronavirus. More information about how to volunteer - and what's involved - can be found here.

A detailed guide to coronavirus vaccination for adults can be found here.


Proposed Mobile Phone Mast Installation in Great Maplestead - Update.

Mobile phone company Telefónica (O2) has submitted a pre-planning application for the installation of a mobile phone mast on land adjacent to Toldish Hall Road, directly opposite Mill Lane.

The Council consulted with parishioners during October, via an informal parish poll, to assess residents’ views and to ensure that they would be taken into account – and made known to Telefónica – before the company makes its formal planning submission.

Information about the application, details of the proposed location and site plans, the results of the poll and the Council's full response to Telefónica can be found here.



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