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 TuesdaJuly 23rd 2019




Goring Residents' Association 



Weedkilling Isn't Working in Goring

GRA Members are not impressed by the results of the Council's efforts to cut grass and control weeds growing on some Goring pavements. Read our letter and see pictures here. Councillors have responded. Their response is also available here. On July 3rd, GRA sent another complaint letter. This is also available here.

Coffee Van on the Greensward
GRA is investigating the legality of a coffee van parked on the Greensward by the Plantation. The Greensward is supposed to be vehicle free. Watch this space for further news.


Record Months For GRA Website
This GRA website attracted 7,543 visitors in the first 6 months of 2019. This is 38% increase over the same months of 2018. 

Residents - Keep Your Eyes Open
GRA Members and all Goring residents are asked to help our Web Manager to keep this website up-to-date by reporting news items. Please email news and pictures to our Web Manager.


Pictures of Goring Since 1944
The GRA Committee is planning a celebration event to be held in November to mark our 75th anniversary. We'd love to display some pictures of Goring during those years. If you can help us, please contact the committee,


Intense Competition at Annual Charity Quiz
The annual GRA Charity Quiz generated great rivalry amongst the 13 teams (and raised money for GRA's charity). Details are here


Student Presented With Award for GRA Logo

A local student has won a design competition to create a logo for Goring Residents' Association. More information and pictures here.


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 now looking for volunteers to help out. 

In the next few months, there will be two vacancies on the committee - for a Secretary and for someone to manage our website.


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


Frequently Asked Questions

Members of the GRA Committee are often asked questions about a range of community topics. We have recently updated our  list of questions and responses which you may find useful.


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.






9Out and About in Goring-by-Sea



New Bin Collections - Not Long Now

Fortnightly bin collections start in September. Details are here.


Roadworks Planned for Goring Bridge
Delays will occur whilst temporary lights are operational for 3 weeks starting on Wednesday July 24th. Details are here.


Goring Garden Retains Award
Goring's Highdown Gardens has retained its Green Flag Award. Read more here.


Illegal Camping on The Greensward
Camping is not allowed on Goring Greensward. Some people ignore the rules. Pictures here.


Goring Beach Listed By Experience West Sussex
Tourism website Experience West Sussex lists Goring Beach as one of its 25 'must do' experiences for a staycation


Development Site In Goring - Preliminary Consultation
Residents living close to the Inland Revenue site in Barrington Road have been invited to a consultation. More news here


Police Firearms Team in Goring
Firearms officers were called to an incident in Maybridge Crescent, Goring on the night of Saturday July 7th.Some residents were evacuated.  More information is here.


Goring Planning Applications Update - June 2019

6 new planning applications relating to Goring Ward were submitted in June. Details can be researched on Worthing Council website.

Improving Mental Health Services in West Sussex

Residents are invited to provide input through a survey amd aslo attend a public meeting. Get involved here

There's a consultation event about Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support for Children and Young People on July 30th. Details are here.


Support For Carers - Your Views Please
West Sussex County Council has launched a survey about the support available to carers. Please contribute your views by August 30th. .


Worthing Rotary Club Plan New Event
On Sunday August 18th, the first Worthing Rotary Club 5k or 10k Walk will start from Goring's Sea Lane Cafe. The event, in aid of charity, is open to all. More details and an application form are here.


Hot Night For Midnight Walkers
7, 13 or 20 miles on the hottest night of the year for walkers in the St Barnabas 'Night to Remember' walk on Saturday June 29th. Check out our picture gallery here.


An Early Start On Sunday June 30th
Worthing Triathalon started on Goring Beach at the Alinora boat ramp. Did you pop down to see this amazing spectacle? Our photographer was there. Pictures in our gallery.

Car Crash In Busy Goring Shopping Parade
A woman and child were in a car that crashed into a building next to Londis in Aldsworth Parade, Goring on Friday morning June 28th. The Worthing Herald has a report and pictures.


Lottery Funding For Highdown Gardens
Goring's Highdown Gardens have received a massive financial award from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Read more here.


Thieves Raid Denyer News
Intruders broke into Denyer News. More here


New Veterinary Practice Prepares To Open
Our picture gallery shows progress towards August opening. 


Walk, Run or Cycle - Are You Participating In This New 'Fun' Initiative?

Beat the Street is a new 'fun' initiative from Coastal West Sussex. It aims to encourage becoming more active, Individuals or teams can participate. It runs until July 31st. It's not too late to sign up. Details are here


2,000 Runners on the Roads of Goring

Competitors in the Worthing 10k run made their way along some roads close to the seafront on Sunday June 2nd. Read more and see pictures here.

Plans For a New Footpath Move Ahead

Campaigners are making progress with plans for a footpath in Titnore Lane. More information here


Additional Beach Huts Proposed

Worthing Borough Council is seeking planning permission to construct eight new beach huts in Goring. Please read the Special GRA Newsletter and GRA's letter to the Council here.


South Downs Photo Competition - Entries Required
How about taking a few pictures whilst walking on Highdown or elsewhere in the South Downs National Park? Enter the best one of a competiton? Details here.


Results of Consultation on Draft Worthing Plan Published

Worthing Borough Council has published the results of the consultation on the draft Worthing Plan 2016-2033. More details are on our Worthing Plan page.


Date For Your Diary

On Saturday August 10th, Worthing Museum is offering a walk about 'Roman Bath and Saxon Cemetery' on Goring's Highdown Hill. . Details and booking information here


On The Promenade
Thanks to Worthing Council for increasing bin capacity on Goring promenade. The Council has reminded dog owners of their responsibility with new signs. More here. 


Council Investigates New Leisure Facility

Worthing Leisure Centre in Shaftesbury Avenue Goring, is 47 years old and needs replacing. Details are here



Pictures on this page:
At the top - Goring Beach on a hot June afternoon

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


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