General Information

Notice BoardNotice BoardLittle Maplestead Parish Council has a new double-sided noticeboard, situated in Gestingthorpe Road between the Post Box and the Bus Stop. Although primarily intended for Council Information, parishioners wishing to promote village events should contact the Clerk for permission to display posters.

Please do not affix promotional material to the glass doors.

In addition, other information, news and updates appear in the monthly Parish News Magazine, which is also circulated within the parishes of Great Maplestead, Gestingthorpe & Pebmarsh.


Post BoxThere are two Post Boxes in the village, located at:

1. Gestingthorpe Road - adjacent to the playing field, half-way between School and Cock Roads

Latest Collections: Mon-Fri 4.00pm; Sat 10.30am

2. Sudbury Rd - on the A131, a short distance west of the junction with Cock Road.

Latest Collections: Mon-Fri 4.00pm; Sat 9.00am


Community AgentsFor free advice and help with 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:

Information about other Community Support initiatives in Braintree District can be found here.



Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction. It works closely with rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the United Kingdom and the admissions team match a patients’ addiction with an appropriately placed rehabilitation centre.

More information about rehabilitation services in Essex can be found here.


Essex Police

The local Community Officers with responsibility for The Maplesteads are:

PC 3655 Craig Wheeler  e-mail:
PC 2613 Andy Pilgrim e-mail:
PC 2457 Paul Norman e-mail:
PCSO 70714 John Thorne  e-mail:
PCSO 70955 Joanne Cooper   e-mail:


These officers are the initial points of contact for any community concerns. 

Local Police can be contacted for non-emergency issues on 101 - for emergencies dial 999