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The village of Great Oakley and the hamlet of Stones Green together with parts of the surrounding rural area of the Tendring District in North East  ESSEX.

This website is intended to support residents and potential visitors to the Parish with information and contacts. It is also used by the Parish Council to make available details of its activities together with information provided to us by Essex Police, Tendring District Council and other local sources. It is also intended to carry details and notice of local Community activities and initiatives together with locally organised events and achievements.



 W.E.A. Autumn Course in Great Oakley Village Hall


7 no. - 2 hour weekly sessions - commencing 7pm on Mondays
 16th September to 28th October

Click here to go to the WEA website for description and det ails of this course or contact the Honorary Secretary, Helen Francis on 01255 880510.


 10 O'CLOCK CLUB - Toddler and Baby Group
(term time only)

Tuesday mornings for "under 5's" the TODDLER AND BABY group meet in Great Oakley Village Hall from 10:00am to 11:30am for all manner of fun activities - £2.50 per family - many years experience - refreshments provided for children and  adults - click here to download some more details and/or come to a session to see for yourself.



Make "999 CALLS" potentially more effective when you need to remain silent...or very quiet...

What do you know, or don't know, about the "55 SYTEM" and other issues that may be of vital assistance to make known the nature and seriousness of your "999" call when you are too frightened to be heard speaking to the telephone operator or are unable to be heard when you ring in an immediate emergency or danger?  Probably, neither you nor any vulnerable relatives or friends for whom you care knows how the telephone operators are trained to try to assess the needs of genuine emergency calls.

By clicking below you can download a message about this issue from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and a nationally published information leaflet giving further details.

Commissioner's Information 'mail

National information & guidance sheet

Your, or your friend's, contribution could be the most vital part of a successful call should it be needed at a time of real fear or danger for you, an elderly or frail neighbour or a loved one!     


We have received e-mails about plans and developments in this region which are promoted by Essex Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner

Read a message from our Commissioner by clicking here. He speaks about increases in local visible policing, plans for the fire service and protection of children from abuse and recruitment into the world of drugs, sexual and physical abuse and crime, AND …..

Victims of Domestic Abuse - Help and support via a single phone call..

"COMPASS" is funded by Essex County Council and the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex to support victims of domestic abuse across Southend, Essex and Thurrock. It will help women, men and young people aged over 16 to access specialist support including community-based services and specialist accommodation to help them recover and move on from domestic abuse.
"COMPASS" is accessible 24hrs a day. Callers can speak with a trained member of staff  by ringing 0330 333 7 444 . There will also be an online form for public and professionals to make a referral via the website.
To read more, click here to see and download a copy of the message from the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.   

ONLINE GROOMING of young people -

click here to read a message from Essex Police about their release of the film  "Brecks Last Game" and advice on dealing with this issue and what to do if you spot anything which might arouse your suspicion.
The hard-hitting film carries an important message – "Do you really know who your online friends are?"’ and is based on the real-life murder of 14 year-old Breck Bednar in Essex in 2014.


PHOTOS from our Parish's Flower Arrangers

  Another photo gallery has been added to this website - photos of some of our fabulous flower arrangers - to see photos of them and some of their work click here to go to the relevant photo gallery! 



After "years" of being open every day, run entirely by volunteers, a call is now being made for some "new blood" to join the team of supporters - if you may be able to help, please call in at the pub and find out more.
Click here to visit the website for OUR Maybush Inn. 


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Welcome to the website of Great Oakley Parish Council serving the hamlet of Stones Green and the village of Great Oakley, near Harwich in N.E. Essex.