The Goring Residents' Association works hard for the people of Goring-by-Sea, protecting our interests and building a sense of community. This work started in 1944 and the tradition continues.


We have about 1,700 members and welcome new members from Goring-by-Sea or further afield.


GRA is non-profit making and has no political or religious affiliations. 



Welcome to Goring Residents' Association

Information last updated on Friday September 21st 2018




Goring Residents' Association Activities



A Cracking Start to the GRA Social Programme  
Recycling was the subject of the first event in the 2018/9 programme of social events. Over 60 members provided a really appreciative audienceMore details here

New Membership Year - Join Now
September is a great time for residents to join Goring Residents' Association. You'll get an up-to-date issue of our Newsletter and a chance to get tickets for events in our 2018/9 Social Programme. At £1.50 per head (£3 per household), it is amazing value for money! Please encourage your neighbours and friends to join us if they are not already members.


All Members Are Invited To The GRA AGM
The latest edition of the GRA Newsletter contained the notice of our AGM. It is on October 18th at 7.30pm. Your committee will report on its activities, the finances and seek approval for some changes. Members have an opportunity to vote on several matters and on the 2018/9 committee. The AGM Agenda can be downloaded on the About Us page of the website.. 


How Should GRA Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary?
In 2019, Goring Residents' Association will be 75 years old. How should this milestone be marked? Your committee would welcome ideas and suggestions from GRA Members. Use our contact form to give us your suggestions. 


GRA Social Programme 2018/19 

Details of all events and outings are on our Social Events page.

First GRA Beach Clean
This year, a new event was added to the programme - the GRA Beach Clean. We hope to repeat the Beach Clean at the start of summer 2019.

GRA in the Goring Guide
Some residents report that the distribution of this local magazine takes place late in the month and sometimes not at all. The GRA page in the Goring Guide can be downloaded from the 'About Us' page of this website.


Frequently Asked Questions
Members of the GRA Committee are often asked questions about a range of community topics. We have prepared a list of questions and responses which you may find useful.


Volunteer to Help GRA

If you are passionate about Goring-by-Sea and about the role of the GRA, how about giving us a hand? We are often looking for volunteers to help out. 


How about really helping to get involved in all our activities by joining our committee? We'd love to hear from you.


To find out more, just fill in the Contact GRA form and we'll arrange to meet for an initial chat. 

Feedback to GRA Committee

Positive feedback is really motivational in a committee environment. Your committee would like to thank one of our members (AP) who wrote ' 

Thank you very much for arranging for my membership card to be delivered yesterday with the newsletter. I’m so sorry I wasn’t around personally to say hello but hope to be able to attend a meeting in the near future. 
I’m particularly interested in the talk on Littlehampton harbour as I believe we had some relatives very involved in sailing in earlier times. The name was Robinson and I know they are featured in the museum history of the town and apparently may have been a sort Onedin line type of family!! 
I hope to attend the AGM first though so that I can meet people who are doing such wonderful work to support and help the residential area of Goring to be such a pleasant place to live.'



Planning Applications 

Your GRA Committee monitors planning applications submitted to Worthing Borough Council. GRA members frequently offer their opinions to the Committee. On four occasions in 2017, we submitted a letter opposing a potential development.  One application was approved, one was refused and two others have yet to come before the Worthing Boriugh Council Planning Committee. Read more here




Out and About in Goring-by-Sea



Draft Local Plan is Published
The draft Local Plan for Worthing 2016-2033 has been published. After reviews by Council Committees, there will be a public consultation. More news here.

Public House Gets Refurbished
A Goring public house is being refurbished. More news here.

Large Goring Site Up For Sale
A large area of land in Goring, suitable for commercial development, is now for sale. More details here.


Police Warn About Telephone Fraud

A Goring couple have been defrauded of £8,000 by telephone fraudsters. Read more here.


Another Good Year For Goring's Gardeners
Goring Gardening Society had a successful competition and display on Saturday September 8th. More news here.


Highdown Hotel Has New Owners

Planned weddings have been cancelled at short notice following a change of owners at this Goring-by-Sea hotel. Read more here. This probably explains why Highdown Tea Rooms closed at the end of July. Read more here


Green Flag Award for Highdown Gardens?
Goring's Highdown Gardens has been shortlisted for a national award. Find out more and how you can vote for our local garden here.


World Suicide Day
GRA Members were really interested in a presentation by Sussex Search and Rescue earlier this year. This week, SS&R have reminded us of their activities as World Suicide Day was marked on September 10th. 


Slimmers Raise Money at Goring Gap

Members of local Slimming World groups raised funds for charity at Goring Gap on August 19th Read more here.


Goring Cricket Club - Champions Again

Goring Cricket Club beat Slinfold on Saturday August 18th to become Sussex League Division 3 West Champions again. Pictures and more information here.


National Sailing Competition Off Goring Beach
Worthing Sailing Club hosted a four-day national sailing event from August 18th - 21st.   Read more and see pictures here.


Footpath and Promenade Fully Open
Many thanks to Worthing Council staff who responded within 24 hours to a request for action. Pictures here.

Greensward Attracts Overnight Campers

Illegal camping took place on Saturday August 4th on two parts of Goring Greensward. More details are here.


Goring Planning Applications Update - August 2018
13 planning applications relating to Goring were approved in August.  11 new applications were submitted. Details can be researched on Worthing Council website.


Planning Decisions Just a A Few Miles Away 

The planning committee of Adur Council met on Wednesday July 18th to determine whether an application for an IKEA store and 600 new houses  to be built west of Shoreham Airport could go ahead. After a lengthy discussion in front of over 300 residents, a decision was deferred until the meeting on October 3rd. More news here.


To the West of Goring, a revised plan for a petrol station on the A259 Asda site in Ferring was approved on August 8th. More news here

The Arun District Council Local Plan 2018-2031, approved in July 2018, confirms support for keeping the Goring Gap as undeveloped land. 



Pictures on this page:
At the top - Goring Greensward September 15th 2018

At the bottom: Goring Beach, Goring Greensward, Goring Road Retail Parade, Parklands Avenue, Looking towards Goring from Highdown Hill.


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