According to local legend, Jump village was named Jump after a small river that ran through the village and the local coal miners having to 'jump' over the river to gain access.
Also, the village hosts a traditional Fish and Chip shop, a butchers, a hairdressers, a convenience store and a Post Office. Recently opening in the village is a Sure Start nursery school, which is in the centre of the village. The village also has a local school for young children, Jump Primary School.
Many events are planned in the village mostly to be held in the local park or on the local playing fields. Recent events have included the 'Grand Opening Of The Park', and other community get togethers to raise money for charity's, and Galas organised by local residents.