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The Horndon Society/Community Forum

The Horndon Society was launched in the early ‘70s with conservation of the Village as the main driving force. 

The Horndon Community Forum was created in 2006 to provide for improvements and amenities in the Parish by working in partnership with local groups and Thurrock Council.

The two groups found great overlap between their interests and issues and, after holding joint meetings for two years, the groups formally amalgamated at the AGMs in January 2011.

The  objectives of the Society /Forum are to:

  • Preserve and Enhance the Village and local environment
  • Provide a route for the public to raise concerns and communicate these to Thurrock Council and other service organisations such as the Police
  • Support local groups, associations &  organisations
  • Discuss Planning issues with Thurrock  Council
  • Work towards developing a community spirit by holding local events.
The Society/Forum cannot achieve these aims without your help. If you would like to get involved please come to the meetings. These are open to all and are held on the first  Wednesday every month (excl. August) at 8pm in the Woolmarket downstairs meeting room

The Society/Community Forum is an independent non political voluntary group made up of representatives from the local community including residents, schools, local businesses, voluntary, community and faith groups. Although no longer allocated an annual budget from Thurrock Council, the Forum can seek funding from other sources to improve or create local projects to benefit the local community.  By attending the forum meetings you can have a say in how this money is spent.

Meetings are regularly attended by local councillors, the police and other agencies. This is a two way conversation, local people can raise issues and concerns and the agencies can involve forums in consultation and information sharing.

Want to get involved ...

It is important local people get involved because you know what improvements your area needs.  Your idea could become a reality, you can really make a difference. 

If you are new to the area, joining the forum can be a good way to meet new people and find out what's going on in your area.

You don't need any specific skills, just enthusiasm and a wish to get involved.  There are lots of free training courses available to enhance your skills.

The Horndon Society/Community Forum meets on the first Wednesday every month (except August) at 8pm in the Woolmarket downstairs meeting room. 

Please contact the present Chairperson Kim Towlson on for more details, email chair@horndoncf.org.uk