Bulphan is a delightful small village in the Unitary Authority of Thurrock, with a population of around 1000 people, in 350 houses.
The main features of Bulphan are the Village Hall, village shop and Park, St. Mary The Virgin Church and Bulphan Church Of England Primary Academy. Members of Bulphan in Bloom work very hard to plant, weed, trim and tidy around the village, volunteers also run some of the many other organisations in the village, including the Community Cafe and Outreach Post Office in the Village Hall on Thursdays and Fridays, 1.30 – 4.30pm. For the little ones there is Toddler Club, for older ones Short Mat Bowls and for the ladies, there is Women’s Institute. There are around 20 other groups offering activities in the village hall or elsewhere.
Bulphan Village Community Forum gives the village a voice: one of the real advantages of having a forum is that local people can have a say on issues or decisions that affect their community: instead of being told how money could be spent in our area, we are given a chance to suggest where it could be spent so that it actually addresses our community needs. Thurrock Council and partner agencies are able to use the Community Forum to enable them to consult our community and address their issues more effectively.
The village is fairly quiet despite being just off the A128, providing a safe environment very close to major urbanisation such as Lakeside Shopping Centre and Retail Park, Brentwood, Basildon, 10 minutes from the M25, 10 minutes from West Horndon Train Station, 15 minutes from Upminster Tube Station, 40 minutes from the centre of London, 30 minutes from Southend Airport and 40 minutes from Stansted and Gatwick Airports