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 government.
  • 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.


Community Cost of Living Liaison Group

A Parish Council-backed Community Cost of Living Liaison Group has been set up to combine advice from the Government, District and County Councils with practical, local exchanges of information that will allow residents to benefit from community support and share ideas and help each other. Find out much more here


Coming Up...

Saturday 2nd December: Happiest Christmas Tree Event – on the Church Street triangle. Welcome in Christmas by dressing and lighting the village Christmas tree at 6.30pm – bring baubles! – followed by communal carol singing and mulled wine in the Village Hall. More details here

Thursday 7th December: Maple Leaves present – ‘ShantyFolk’  in the Village Hall at 7.00pm. Come along and enjoy a fun evening of traditional songs and sea shanties with this well-known local group. Audience participation compulsory! Members (Free): non-members (£3)

Monday 1st January 2024: New Year Village Walk - from the Village Hall car park. Meet at 11.00am  Cost: £2.50/person. Dogs & children free. Half-way drinks + refreshments. Poster here.

Monday 15th January 2024: Maplesteads’ WEA Spring Course – in the Village Hall. This 5-week courseHappy Healthy Holidays on the Essex Coast, looks at the development and heritage of Essex's seaside resorts. Sessions are 1.5 hours long and start at 7.00pm. Cost: £31.50. Poster here. For more details contact Jean Bowers (01787 460 181)

Information about all future social events can be found here.


Important Information

Mobile Phone Mast - Notice of Appeal

The agent for Telefónica has now lodged an appeal with the Secretary of State against BDC's refusal to grant prior permission for the company's planning application for a mobile phone mast at Little Lodge Farm. Details of the appeal and a link to the notification can be found in the Further Update here.


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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