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.

The buttons on the main toolbar can be used to navigate/select and view the information on the website.

Please check the News page for any recent public announcements and local information. 

Coming Up...

Saturday 29th February: Cards & Curry - in the Village Hall. Doors open 7.00pm - curry from 7.30pm, card games afterwards. Please bring your own drinks and glasses.Tickets £10/person from Philippa Mills (01787 460 578). Poster here.

Saturday 14th March: Maplesteads Jumble Sale - in the Village Hall.Starts at 3.00pm. Admission30p. Raffle & Refreshments. All types of clothing, fabrics and small pieces of furniture (e.g. tables/chairs) welcome [but no beds, wardrobes or settees please]. Contributions gratefully received by: Diane Smith (01787 473 300), Doreen Faulks (01787 460 727) or Liz Newton (01787 461 308). More details here.

Information about other upcoming events can be found here.


Important Information

County Broadband - Road Closures News

The fibre-optic cable installation work necessary for County Broadband to bring its superfast service to Great Maplestead commences at the begining of February. This work will require a number of road closures, no-waiting restrictions and temporary 30mph speed limits to be enforced in order to protect the workforce while the cabling is laid. More information on the roads affected can be found 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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