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 nearly 2,000 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 Saturday January 20th 2018



Goring Residents' Association Activities


GRA Members - We Need Your Ideas Please
We are currently planning our programme of social events and outings for the 2018/19 season and we would appreciate your input. 

  • What events have your enjoyed and why?
  • Have you any suggestions for events or speakers that you think other GRA Members will enjoy?

Please email Alison, our Social Secretary by January 31st. 

A Jazz Evening Kicked Off Our 2018 Social Programme
The Arun All Stars Jazz Band started our 2018 Social Programme with a wonderful performance. This was a sell-out event.  A report and pictures are here.


Tickets On Sale
Tickets for our Murder Mystery Evening and our Charity Quiz are on sale. To avoid disappointment, don't delay in finding out about the events and buying your tickets. More details are on our Social Events page.


Events in our Social Prpogramme Have Proved Very Popular

  • 63 GRA Members enjoyed our GRA Members Christmas Lunch on Monday December 4th 2017. 
  • Two coaches took GRA Members on the pre-Christmas  trip to Winchester Christmas Market.  
  • Over 80 GRA Members enjoyed an illustrated talk on the South Downs Way.
  • Our Skittles Evening was a sell-out.

 Pictures and reports of our events are here.


Parking at Mulberry Shops

GRA has asked businesses and residents about whether to request the introduction of parking restrictions by the Goring Road shops near the Mulberry. Results of our survey were submitted to the two councils and we now have an update. Read more here.


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


Volunteer to Help GRA

If you are passionate about Goring-by-Sea and about the role of the GRA, how about joining our committee? If you'd like to find out more, just fill in the Contact GRA form and we'll arrange to meet for an initial chat. Peter Robinson from Walpole Avenue is the latest addition to the committee.  




Out and About in Goring-by-Sea




Free Food For Macmillan Professionals at Goring Pub
In January, Macmillan Professionls may eat free of charge at the Bulls Head Pub in Goring Street, Goring-by-Sea. This is to thank them for hard work over the festive period. More details here.

Flooding After Storm Eleanor

Some properties in Marine Crescent, Patricia Avenue anbd Seafield Avenue may have experienced some flooding as the result of Storm Eleanor and the associated high tide on Wednesday January 3rd. If your property was impacted, the GRA Committee would like to know the details so we can prepare a case to refer to Southern Water. Please contact us.


Potholes in Goring's Roads
There are an increasing number of potholes in our local roads. If you know of one, please report it to West Sussex County Council using this online facility.

Road Closures on Sunday February 11th

Several roads in Goring-by-Sea will be closed to traffic on the morning of Sunday February 11th. The route of the Worthing Half-Marathon includes Eirene Road, Marine Crescent, Marine Drive, Aldsworth Avenue and Amberley Drive. More details here


Planning Applications Update

4 planning applications relating to Goring were approved in December.  An application to demolish a garage and build a 2 bedroom detached property at 18 Patricia Avenue was refused planning permission. Read more here


Financial Support for Highdown Gardens

This fantastic garden on the northern edge of Goring has received financial support. Read more here.


Shop Now 'Let'

The former Spar shop in Goring Road is now 'Let'. Read more here

Conservation Work Explained on New Notice Board
Worthing Borough Council has installed a notice board in Amberley Drive to help publicise work on Goring's woodland area by the Ilex Conservation Group. Read more here.


Windfarm Starts Generating Electricity
One by one, the 116 wind turbines in the Rampion Windfarm, visible from Goring Beach, are being turned on and electricity is flowing ashore.  At night, several red warning lights atop of the turbines can be seen. Read more here including the latest Rampion Newsletter..


Courtlands - Now 'To Let'

The former NHS property in Parklands Avenue that is home to a software company has been sold and is now 'to let'.  Read more here.

County Council Consultation - Your Views Needed
West Sussex County Council has launched a public consultation on its draft Rights of Way Management Plan. Follow this link to see the plan and complete a survey - until 31st January 2018


Drone View of Goring Beach

Footage of Goring beach as seen from a drone is now available on the About Goring page.




Pictures on this page: Winter Sunset, Spring Flowers, Two retail parades, Goring Beach

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