Stisted Parish Council


Stisted Parish Council - November Meeting - Date Change

 The November meeting will now be held on 

Tuesday 12th November at 7:30pm

at Montefiore Institute


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.






Members of the Parish Council were delighted to receive news that the village were winners in the Class 4 category of the 2019 Village of the Year Competition.  A huge thank you to everybody involved.







Election for the Stisted Parish Council




Thursday 2 May 2019 


I, Andrew Wright, being the Returning Officer for the Parish of STISTED report that the latest time for delivery of notices of withdrawal of candidature, namely Wednesday 3 April 2019, having passed, the persons whose names appear in the accompanying list stood validly nominated and therefore duly elected without a contest.



Name of Candidate

Home Address

Description (if any)




7 Upper Salters, Stisted, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8FT





Mulberry House, 10 Brickwall Farm, Stisted, CM77 8DB



Hayley Anita


Thatched Cottage, Water Lane, Stisted, Essex, CM77 8AP









Braintree District Council

Election of District Councillors


The following is a statement of the persons elected as a District Councillor for



Name of Candidate Home Address Description
UNSWORTH Richard Nicholas 10 Kelvedon Road, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1RG Independent
WALSH Thomas (Address in Braintree District) Independent










Please be aware that there are groups of thieves turning up in villages and attempting to remove telephone kiosks. They claim to be from BT, but are not!  The Parish Council has adopted the kiosk in Stisted and any work being carried out will be done by Councillors or a properly appointed organisation. 

If men arrive with pneumatic drills and start excavating the phone box to remove it, they are doing so illegally.


If you see or hear anything going on at our precious telephone kiosk please contact the Police immediately and then let the Parish Council know.  If you are able to photograph or make a note of the vehicle registration number, this will be invaluable to the Police in their response, but do not put yourself at risk in doing so. 


Remember - if someone is trying to kidnap our kiosk, call 999



Loweswater Defibrillator Site





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.