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 Tuesday November 20th  2018




Goring Residents' Association Activities


GRA Race Night - A Fun Night Out

GRA's Race Night on Thursday November 15th was a great success. A capacity crowd of members enjoyed 13 races and a delicious supper. A full report and pictures are here.


GRA AGM - A Resounding Success
Nearly 80 GRA Members attended the Annual General Meeting on Thursday October 18th. The accounts were approved, changes to the Constitution were supported and cheques were presented to two charities. More news here 


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 most events. Details are here.


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. 

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



Festive Great Little Farmers Market
On Saturday December 1st, the last Great Little Farmers Market of 2018 will be in Goring Road across from the Toiby Carvery from 9am to 2pm.  Don't miss it!


Local Plan Consultation - Your Views Are Needed
Goring Residents' Association encourages Members and residents to review and comment of the draft Worthing Local Plan that is now open for consultation. More information is on our new website page.

Workshop for Carers
West Sussex County Council are running a workshop about legal matters for carers on November 30th. Details are here. Booking is essential.


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


Goring School Plans Running Track

Goring Primary School is seeking planning permission to build a running track. Read more 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.


Residents Concerned About Public Toilet
Leaseholders at the Waterfront Development in Eirene Road are concerned about the cost of maintaining the public toilet. Read more here.


Fireworks Raise Funds for Goring School

A firework display at Goring's Chatsmore High School raised £4,000 for school funds.


Community Meeting Disrupted by Teenagers
A Goring community meeting was disrupted by a group of teenagers. Read more here.


Changes to Mulberry Retail Parade
A new food outlet will soon open but one retailer has moved away. Details are here.


Goring Planning Applications Update - October 2018

9 planning applications relating to Goring were approved in October, one was refused.  17 new applications were submitted. Details can be researched on Worthing Council website.


Developing a Watersports Hub along our Coast

The Coastal West Sussex Partnership has received a £170,000 grant to develp a watersports hub. How could it affect Goring? Read more 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 - Goring Greensward

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


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