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 Sunday August 19th 2018




Goring Residents' Association Activities


New Membership Year - Join Now
August 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.


Newsletter Is On The Way
GRA Members will receive the latest edition of the GRA Newsletter in August. Keep an eye on your letter box! Thanks to all our volunteer Road Wardens for their delivery duties. 


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.


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?


How about joining our committee? Peter Robinson from Walpole Avenue is the most recent addition to the committee.  Again, 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. 


Planning Applications 

Your GRA Committee monitors planning applications submitted to Worthing Boroiugh 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


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 hosts a national sailing event from August 18th - 21st. Read more and see pictures here.


Slimming World Event At Goring Gap On Sunday 19th
Local branches of Slimming World are holding a fund raising event 'Walk All Over Cancer' on Sunday August 19th at Goring Gap. Read more here.


Temporary Traffic Lights in Alinora Crescent

Temporary traffic lights are now operating in Alinora Crescent.They wll be here for three weeks. More details here.

Traffic Regulation Order - Restrictions Proposed
Banning heavy commercial vehicles from using Jupps Lane is proposed by West Sussex County Council. Comments are required by September 6th 2018. More information here.



National Recognition For Goring Expert
Goring-based Slimming World Consultant and Team Developer Robyn Gatland has received national recognition for her work. Read more here.


Award For Goring-based Coach Company
The parent company of Goring's Worthing Coaches has been recognised for its commitment to the armed forces. Read more here.

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

Rain then Sun then Rain....
After a day of showers and high winds, an amazing cloud formation ended Friday August 10th. Pictures here.

Lifeboat Called to Search Off Goring
On Monday evening August 6th, Shoreham Inshore Lifeboat was called to search off Goring. More here.


Refill Worthing

A local initiative of this national scheme to offer a free water-bottle refill is about to be launched in our area. Restaurant, pub and cafe owners are encouraged to participate. Email the local co-ordinator 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 - July 2018
15 planning applications relating to Goring were approved in July.  8 new applications were submitted. Details can be researched on Worthing Council website.


Tea Rooms Now Closed

Highdown Tea Rooms, popular with many Goring residents,  closed on Sunday July 29th. More information here


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. 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. 


Goring At Its Best For Worthing Triathlon

Over 300 competitors from across the South of England took part in the Worthing Triathlon on Sunday July 8th.  More details and pictures here.


Got a Few Minutes? - Our NHS Needs Your Input

What Kind Of Online Consultation Service Would You Like?
This survey is available until August 31st 2018


Pictures on this page: Goring Beach, Goring Greensward, Goring Road Retail Parade, Parklands Avenue, Looking to Goring from Highdown Hill.


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