Code of Conduct 

From the 1st July 2012 all Parish Councils have been required to adopt their own local Code of Conduct, which is consistent with the 7 Nolan Principles of Public Life.

Great Maplestead Parish Council has adopted a version of the Braintree District Council Code of Conduct, which may be read or downloaded here.


In accordance with the Code of Conduct all Councillors are required to complete a Register of Interests. This is available to view on Braintree District Council’s website and can be viewed here.

If you wish to view the Register of Interests in person, they are available for public inspection at the office of the Monitoring Officer at Braintree District Council, Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9HB during normal office hours.

In order to avoid disappointment, please contact the Monitoring Officer or Deputy Monitoring Officer before attending the District Council Offices:

Kim Mayo - Monitoring Officer



Emma Wisbey - Deputy Monitoring Officer


Telephone: 01376 552 525


Standing Orders

These are the written rules of the Council - they are used to confirm the Council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. Great Maplestead Parish Council's Standing Orders may be viewed or downloaded here.

Financial Regulations

These govern the conduct of financial management by the Council and may only be amended or varied by resolution of the Council. Financial Regulations are one of the Council’s three governing policy documents, providing procedural guidance for members and officers and they must be observed in conjunction with the Council’s Standing Orders. Great Maplestead Parish Council's Financial Regulations may be viewed or downloaded here.

Reserves Policy

Great Maplestead Parish Council is required to maintain adequate financial reserves to meet the needs of the organisation, but has no legal powers to hold reserves other than those for reasonable working capital needs or for specifically earmarked purposes. More information about the reserves requirements can be viewed and downloaded here.

Privacy Notice and Data Protection Consent Form

The General Data Protection Regulation 2018 requires the Council to state how it uses and safeguards parishioners' personal data, and to seek specific consents for the use of such data. The Council's Privacy Notice can be viewed and downloaded here. A copy of its Consent Form, which needs to be completed, signed and returned to the Parish Clerk before the Council can use parishioners' personal data, can be viewed and downloaded here.

Complaints Procedure

This outlines the steps that must be followed by both the Council and the complainant when dealing with a complaint against the CouncilGreat Maplestead Parish Council's Complaints Procedure can be viewed or downloaded here.