Community Forums are independent community groups which bring together local residents, councillors, voluntary groups, businesses and service providers such as doctors, schools, police etc.
There are 15 active Forums in Thurrock, all helping their members to be more involved in decisions affecting their locality, including where delegated funding can be directed to be most effective. Forums are also able to apply for grants themselves or organise fundraising initiatives, to undertake projects to enhance their area.
Thurrock Council and partner agencies use Forums to enable them to consult the community and address issues more effectively.
Having a Community Forum gives your area a voice.