Bulphan Village Community Forum gives the village a voice: local people can have a say on issues or decisions that affect Bulphan. Anyone who lives or works in Bulphan is automatically a member and can have their say.
We link with Thurrock Council, other Community Forums and organisations like the police and health; we are able to fund-raise or apply for grants and use the money to carry out local projects.
We keep an eye on planning applications and other issues which will have an impact on Bulphan; we support the Speedwatch scheme in Bulphan, Orsett and Horndon-on-the-Hill, the local Neighbourhood Watch scheme; our Neighbourhood Police Officer sends reports to our meetings and pops into the cafe now and then. Our 3 villages work together on many matters, co-ordinated by the 3 Forum chairs.
Bulphan Forum responds to “public demand”: we are proactive, but also responsive to local need. We are acutely aware of rural isolation issues, and the existence of rural deprivation in Bulphan: rarely financial deprivation, but deprivation of services. We have a “can-do” ethos, and a good relationship with our councillors.
The Jubilee celebrations include an exhibition, piper, beacon-lighting, town crier, driveway sale, bunting competition, Right Royal quiz, indoor street party, live band event, screening of National events broadcast by the BBC.