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
Purfleet Care Centre
Purfleet Community Hub
Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre
The Royal Hotel
Backstage Centre Cafe
St. Stephen’s Community Trust
Our petition flyer