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 Monday May 20th 2019




Goring Residents' Association Activities



GRA Beach Clean 2019

Our 2019 GRA Beach Clean will be on Saturday July 27th at 10am. It takes just a couple of hours and makes such a difference to the beach ready for summer visitors. Please register so we know you will be joining us. You can read about our first Beach Clean 2018 here.


Record Month For GRA Website
This GRA website attracted 1329 visitors in April 2019. This is the highest number of visitors since the site was launched three years ago. 

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


GRA Visit to Ford Recycling Centre
Following the informative talk about Recycling last September, some members visited the local Recycling Centre. More information and pictures 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.






Out and About in Goring-by-Sea




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. Residents are encouraged to make their views known.


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.


Goring Beach Wins Coveted Award
Goring Beach (and indeed all of Worthing's seven mile long beach) has won national recognition. Read more here. 


Local Election Results
The Worthing Borough Council website has all the results from local elections held on May 2nd.  Here is a link.


A Talk About Goring
''Let's Go Fishing In Goring' is the title of a talk (with lunch) by a local photo archivist. It's on this Tuesday May 21st. More information is here.


Road Works in Sea Lane
Watch out for roadworks in Sea Lane. The gas main is being renewed over the next four months.


New 'Dog Poo' Signage
Worthing Borough Council has reminded dog owners of their responsibility with new signs. More 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.


Goring Kebab House Is Open
 A new fast food establishment has opened in Goring. More informaton here.


Dates For Your Diary
On Saturday June 1st, Goring's Great Little Farmers Market will be held opposite the Toby Carvery

On three weekends in June, Worthing Artists Open Houses makes its annual appearance. Several venues are in Goring. Details are on the website.

Registrations are now open for the annual 'Night to Remember' charity walk around the streets of Goring and Worthing on June 29th. Walkers and volunteers are needed. Details on the website.

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


Preparing For Summer - New Design of Litter Bin
Thanks to Worthing Council for increasing bin capacity on Goring promenade. Picture here


Goring Planning Applications Update - April 2019

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


New Veterinary Practice to Open in Goring

Arun Vet Group have announced the opening of a new pratice in the Strand, Goring in August. Read more here. 


Help to Improve Goring's Roads
If there is a pothole outside your house, do please report it to West Sussex County Council. 

The Cost Of A New Footpath

The cost of building a new footpath in Goring's Titnore Lane is again hitting the headlines. See this Worthing Herald article.


Council Investigates New Leisure Facility

Worthing Leisure Centre in Shaftesbury Avenue Goring, is 47 years old and needs replacing. Details are here
Bin Collections To Change From September 2019

Councillors have agreed a proposal to change to fortnightly bin collections from September 2019. Details are here.



Pictures on this page:
At the top - Goring Gap

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


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