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 July 15th 2018




Goring Residents' Association Activities


New Membership Year
June 1st marked the start of our 2018/19 Membership Year. In the coming weeks, our much valued team of Road Wardens will be calling on members to deliver new cards (containing details of the Social Programme) and collecting subscriptions. At £1.50 per head, it is amazing value for money! Please encourage your neighbours and friends to join us if they are not already members.


GRA's First Beach Clean - A Great Success

Over 60 adults and several children and dogs participated in Goring Residents' Association's first Beach Clean on Saturday June 2nd. Read more here.


General Data Protection Regulation
New legislation took effect on May 25th 2018. Goring Residents' Association's policy on Data Protection is now available online.


GRA Social Programme 2017/18 is now complete

Details of all events and outings (with pictures) are on our Social Events page. When Members receive their 2018/19 Membership Card, details of the next year's programme will be revealed.  


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 want to contact a retired journalist or professional writer who might be willing to help us. Do you know of someone in the area?


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


Travellers Invasion Of Goring Greensward Now Over

The four day invasion of Goring Greensward came to an end on Saturday July 14th. A group of travellers had set up camp on July 10th by Worthing Yacht Club. More news and pictures here.


Residents Furious Over Pharmacy Closure
Rowlands Pharmacy, 5 The Waterside was unexpectedly closed on Friday afternoon and Saturday July 14th. Residents trying to collect vital medicines were furious. More here.


Popular Tea Rooms will close

Highdown Tea Rooms, popular with many Goring residents, is trading will close on Sunday July 29th. More news here. An on-line petition against the closure attracted over 4,000 signatures in five days


A Few Miles Away - A Major Planning Decision This Week
The planning committee of Adur Council will meet on Wednesday July 18th to determine whether an application of an IKEA store and 600 new houses can go ahead. This article from the Worthing Herald has all the details. 


Glynde Avenue To Be Closed Temporarily 
West Sussex County Council have issued a Temporary Closure Order for Glynde Avenue, Goring. Read more here


Goring-by-Sea 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 starting at 7am at Alinora Boat Ramp, Goring. After the sea swim, cyclists rode up Sea Lane and Titnore Lane to Long Furlong and the A24 as far as Ashington. The final run stage took them to Worthng Pier and back to the finish on Goring Greensward. More details and pictures here


What a 'Night to Remember'

Over 1,000 walkers spent the night raising funds for St Barnabas Hospice on Saturday June 30th. Read more here.


Goring Planning Applications Update - June 2018

8 planning applications relating to Goring were approved in June whilst 2 were refused.  15 new applications were submitted. Details can be researched on Worthing Council website.


 Garden Open Weekend Attracts Record Crowds

Channel View, a garden in Brook Barn Way, Goring attracted a record number of visitors on June 16/17th. Read more 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
NHS Community Services
This survey is available until July 31st 2018


Seaside Award for Goring Beach
Our beach, as part of Worthing's seven miles of beach, has received a Seaside Award 2018. More details here.


Petrol Station - Planning  Application Revised

Arun District Councillors have refused a planning application for a petrol station in nearby Ferring. Read more here. On June 19th, we learned that a revised application has been submitted.




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


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