Welcome to the official Great Maplestead Parish Council website Essex Village of the Year Award 2016


  • 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
  • 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 provides full details about Great Maplestead Parish Council and also has information on the various village organisations and their activities.


 If you require any information, in the first instance please contact the Parish Clerk.  


 The links on the left can be used to navigate/select and view the information on the website.


 For Important Announcements, and useful Emergency Numbers, go to PUBLIC INFORMATION


Coming Up...


Thursday 1st December - Friday 6th January 2017. Advent Windows Display - 'Christmas'-themed road-facing windows to light-up each day until the 25th, then remain alight until 12th Night. For who's doing which windows, check here.


Sunday 18th December. Carols Round the Village - starting from the Village Hall at 7.00pm and followed by mulled wine and light refreshments. More details here.


Monday 19th December. Carols by Candlelight - in St Giles' Church, featuring The Festival Choir. Service starts at 7.30pm and there will be wine and refreshments afterwards.



Important Information:


Road Sweeper

Roads in the Parish are due to be swept on Wednesday 14th December.

Residents are reminded that, to enable a full sweep to be carried out, it would

help enormously if there was no roadside parking on that day.


 General Information


  Great Maplestead Parish Council has 3 noticeboards displaying Council Information located at:


        1. St Giles Church, Church St - located on the verge to the left hand side of the gates

        2. Toldishall, Toldishall Rd - located on verge of T-junction with Lucking Street

        3. Dynes Hall Rd - located on south side of the verge, 300m east of the junction with Purls Hill Rd



The Council regularly submits information/news/updates to the monthly Parish News Magazine (circulated to the Parishs of Great & Little Maplestead, Gestingthorpe & Pebmarsh).

Between Council meetings a regular e-newsletter, the Maplestead Magna Carta, is also produced, featuring news of interest and importance to the Parish and making the Council's business more transparent and accountable.



For free advice and help to access Services & Information, including MOBILITY ISSUES, HEALTHY LIVING, BENEFITS, CARE SUPPORT and PENSIONS

Please contact our COMMUNITY AGENT: Jayne Laken

Tel: 07540 720 607 or 01376 574 341 or e-mail: jayne.laken@caessex.org.uk






 Local Police can be contacted for non-emergency issues on 101


 Your Neighourhood Constable - Nicky Smith PC 70733 - can be contacted at

 Halstead Police Station: Tel: 101, Extension 407 102 or call: 07855 781 608    

 e-mail: nicholas.smith@essex.pnn.police.uk






 Highways Problem? - Report a highways problem direct

 Help us.. to help you.

 Using the above link you can report a pothole to Essex Highways or ask them about a previously reported problem, using the unique reference number that they will have given you.

Please note you can only report one problem at a time, for which you will be given a unique reference number. For example, if you are reporting two potholes in your road these will need to reported separately - you will then be given a unique reference number for each.


We have found that Essex Highways respond best to reports made using the link; the more parishioners who report a problem, the speedier the remedial action.





The views expressed throughout this site are not necessarily the views of members of Great Maplestead Parish Council.


Neither the webmaster, nor any other party involved in any way with this website, can be held responsible for any loss, cost, damage, inconvenience or expense caused through the use of this website or as a result of any inaccuracy or error contained within the website or any information or material displayed on or contained within it.