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 Thursday January 17th 2019




Goring Residents' Association Activities


Number of Visitors to GRA Website Increases by 40%

11,669 visits were made to the GRA website in 2018 - a 40% increase on 2017. August was the peak month with over 1,200 visitors.


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. 


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. 


Planners Determine Two Applications opposed by GRA
In December, Worthing Planning Committee  determined two planning applications for which GRA submitted an objection.  Details are here.


GRA Responds to Draft Worthing Local Plan
Your committee has submitted a response to the Draft Worthng Local Plan. Your committee thanks all GRA Members who responded to the Plan with their own comments, Read more on our special web page

Jazz Night - Have You Got Your Tickets? 

Too late! All tickets are sold for this popular event this evening Thursday January 17th. Doors open at 7pm. Details are here


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.


Don't Delay In Getting Tickets For Our Events
If you are thinking about attending one of our events,our advice is to book now. There are only a few tickets left for our Charity Quiz in April and 'The Alternatives' in March. Details are here.


First GRA Beach Clean

Last year, a new event was added to the programme - the GRA Beach Clean. We are now planning our Beach Clean at the start of summer 2019. Details will be available soon.


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.




Out and About in Goring-by-Sea



Goring Road Traffic Lights Being Upgraded
Traffic disruption is occurring and will continue while the traffic lights at the Goring Road/Shaftesbury Avenue junction are replaced. Work will take 10 weeks from January 7th.  More details here.

Goring Planning Applications Update - December 2018

12 planning applications relating to Goring were approved in December, two were refused and one withdrawn.  8 new applications were submitted. Details can be researched on Worthing Council website.


Doctor's Surgery Moves Across the Road

Strand Medical Centre has moved to purpose built premises. . The new facility, across the road from the old surgery,  opened at 8am on Wednesday January 16th. 


Great Sunrise and Sunset
Thursday December 27th provide a great opportunity for sunrise and sunset photos from Goring beach. Here they are.
Police Funding - Your Views Are Requested

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne requests your views on future police funding. Please complete this short survey.


New Development of Flats Announced

A former office block near Durrington Station is being converted into flats. Read more here.


Goring Hotel Closed Until Early 2019

Highdown Hotel, restaurant and tea room will be closed until early 2019 for refurbishment following a change of ownership.Read more here


Health and Well Being Survey - Your Views Are Needed
West Sussex County Council invites residents to respond to a survey 'Start well, live well, age well'. It takes a few minutes online here. Survey closes on January 27th 2019 


Bin Collections To Change From September 2019
Councillors have agreed a proposal to change to fortnightly bin collections from September 2019. Details are 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.




Pictures on this page:
At the top - Sunset seen from Goring Beach Friday January 4th 2019

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


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