Proposed name change Purfleet to Purfleet- on-Thames

2004               A motion was carried at a Council meeting to change the name.

This was not followed through.

2018               A petition was circulated by our forum to all Purfleet residents.

This was for residents to decide if they wanted to change the name.

2018                A Twitter campaign to keep the name was launched.

Just two people responded, the instigator has since moved from Purfleet.

2019                A presentation to  a full Council meeting in January was made.

2019                The Council set up a consultation, which finished on 13th October

We await the decision


Purfleet is no stranger to name changes ‘It has happened before

Purteflyete in 13th century

Purflete & Pouteflete in 14th century

Poureflete in 16th century

Purfleet in 17th century

Poorfleet & Purfleet in 18th century

Purfleet in 19th century + aka Purfleet-on-Thames





Thank you to the following companies and organisations who supported the petition

Watts Wood Sport & Community Trust

Purfleet Primary Academy

Dave’s Pharmacy

Purfleet Care Centre

Purfleet Community Hub

Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre

The Royal Hotel

The Fleet

Backstage Centre Cafe

St. Stephen’s Community Trust


Our petition flyer

changethename, petition 23rd July webpage

Purfleet On Thames

North Buildings POT, printed in Germany

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Cox & Palmer tea rooms POT, printed in Germany

Village Street POT, printed in Germany

View from the balcony of The Royal Hotel, Purfleet on Thames

Royal Hotel, Purfleet in 1905





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