Great Maplestead Parish Council has produced a quick-reference guide containing information about the people, facilities and resources available in the Parish for responding to local emergency events.

Braintree District Council has also produced a map showing suggested Evacuation Routes to be used in dire emergencies.


A Defibrillator for use in medical emergencies is installed in an easy-access cabinet mounted on the roadside wall of the Village Hall. This equipment should be used in conjunction with Call Push Rescue (CPR) - information about how to carry out CPR can be found here.


Emergency contact details for the main utilities serving Great Maplestead can be found below:

  • Electricity

      UK Power Networks:

South East England 0800 783 8866; East of England 0800 783 8838; Power Cut 105*

*105 is a three-digit number you can call to report or get information about electrical power cuts. You can also call 105 with any welfare concerns related to a power cut, or if you are concerned about the safety of over or underground electricity cables or substations.

105 is free of charge and will put you through to your electricity network operator – you can call 105 from most landlines and mobile phones. The website will also provide you with information and direct you to your power network operator.

  • Gas

   National Gas Emergency Service: 0800 111 999 (Freefone 24 hours)

  • Telephones

   British Telecom (damage to telephone poles or wires): 0800 800 151

  • Water

   Anglian Water:   Water supply and sewerage emergencies: 08457 145 145 (24 hours);

     Reporting a leak: 0800 771 881 (24 hours)

  • Environment Agency

Flood Information: 0800 807 060 (Freephone 24 hours); Floodline: 0845 988 118

Gocompare, the insurers, have put together a handy guide to preparing for a flood and protecting your property.