NOTICE of Unaudited Financial Accounts has been posted on the Notice Board and on the Finance Information Page of the Website





to Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 2.00pm in the Village Hall.

Go to Neighbourhood Plan information




Sadly, Stisted didn't get placed in the Essex Village of the Year competition.  The judges were impressed with the presentations and displays, but there were tough competitors.  It won't deter us from trying again in 2018 wth renewed vigour.



Essex County Council Waste & Recycling news:

 Campaign Shortlisted for National Award



The recent campaign in Essex to increase the reuse and recycling of small electrical waste has been shortlisted for the 2017 National Recycling Awards. The nomination in the Local Authority Innovation category is recognition of the receptacles placed in 32 libraries, with eleven tonnes of WEEE collected over a six month period for recycling and reuse.

The project has grown in popularity and is predicted to continue to drive up the performance of small e-waste recycling and reuse.



Compost Awareness Week


International Compost Awareness Week (7th - 13th May) is fast approaching. The aim of the week is to encourage people to compost at home by sharing the many benefits to the environment, local wildlife and your garden. 

Find out online all you need to know about how to get started and advice to keep you going. This spring there are a number of special offers on compost bins for Essex residents.




Decluttering the house



This time of year, many of us have a clear out but you don't just have to throw your unwanted items away. 

Check out ECC's top tips to help you save time, make money or support your local community with your unwanted items.



Upcoming Compost Giveaways



More events are being run across the county to offer residents free soil improver and composting advice this spring. The next events will be held on the following Saturdays:

  • Maldon, 29th April
  • Basildon, 20th May
  • Castle Point, 27th May
  • Mersea Island, 10th June

Find out more about giveaway times and locations on the Recycle for Essex events page.



Operation Galileo - Hare Coursing

Essex Police have joined other police forces in Operation Galileo. This is an operation to tackle Hare Coursing across the county. In order for this to succeed Essex Police need to know about every Hare Coursing incident, even if it has finished. Only if you tell them about these coursing incidents can they try to tackle this problem. Call 101 if you witness anything.

Follow updates for operation Galileo and other Rural crime operations on Twitter @PcAndyLong or @EssexPoliceUK


Click on the link to get full, up to date about the A120 


The village sign is situated on the Village Green which can be found opposite the school upon entering the village from the direction of Braintree.


Mr Patrick Bones kindly erected this. The base is comprised of brick and stone. Mr Darren Woodley who lived in the village and attended the village school carved the top from a piece of teak. The sign was designed in consultation with the Parish Council by Ian Sillitoe who at one time was a member of the Braintree Youth Theatre and went on to work in the West End designing sets for London stage.


The Village Sign


The carved top depicts China Bridge as it was originally; China Bridge crosses the river below the church. The corn represents the village links with the farming community. The name Stisted is derived from the Saxon words meaning 'a bed of nettles', hence the nettles. The water wheel is the oldest recorded article in the village, first mentioned in 1373 when Mr Robert Seioalle of Coggeshall purchased a water mill. The late Mr William McMillan first introduced the Friesian cow to this area and this sign has been donated to the village by his family as a memorial to him for his many years of service to the local community and particular to the village. Mr McMillan was a founder trustee of the village hall and a Parish Councillor for 46 years, 16 of which in the role of Chairman. He also represented the Parish on the district Council and was a trustee of the Montefiore Institute. The whole sign is supported on an oak post cut from a tree grown on Gowers Farm and blown down during the storm in October 1987.








NEW: See Guide to Stisted for a link to a list of walks around the village