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 December 10th 2018




Goring Residents' Association Activities


GRA Responds to Draft Worthing Local Plan
Your committee has submitted a response to the Draft Worthng Local Plan. Read it on our special web page

GRA Members Enjoy Christmas Lunch
GRA Members Christmas Lunch was a sell-out event. Read more and view pictures here.


Jazz Night - Have You Got Your Tickets? IfNot, Too Late!
There are no more tickets available for the GRA Jazz Night on January 17th. The event is a sell-out. 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.


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. The Unapproved AGM Minutes, the slide presentation about the committee's activities and the updated Constitution are now available online.   


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. 


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.


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



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 until 5pm December 12th. Your response to the Council really is important. Don't delay. Your response is needed in the next 24 hours! More information is on our Worthing Local Plan website page.

Local Restaurant Re-opens After a Makeover
Goring's Tides Restaurant has had a makeover. Read more here.


Christmas Events in Worthing
If you fancy a bus ride or a stroll along the prom, the Discover Worthing has published this list of pre-Christmas activities in the town centre. 


Christmas Lights Around Goring
In the next few days, our cameraman will be taking pictures of some of the creative Christmas lights in Goring. They will be featured on this website.  Please email our Web Manager to suggest any addresses that we should feature. We have even spotted some in Denyer News, Goring Road.


Goring Planning Applications Update - November 2018

9 planning applications relating to Goring were approved in November, one was refused and one withdrawn.  10 new applications were submitted. Details can be researched on Worthing Council website.


No Trains From Goring - December 22nd/23rd
Trains will be replaced by buses on the last weekend before Christmas
 because of engineering work. Details are here. 


New Development of Flats Announced
A former office block near Durrington Station is being converted into flats. Read more here.


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 has gained planning permission to build a running track. Read more here.


Goring Could Get Floodlit Football Pitch
Worthing Council is likely to apply for planning permission. 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 


Rampion Wind Farm Officially Opened
The wind farm seen from Goring Beach has been officially opened. 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.


Changes to Mulberry Retail Parade

A new food outlet will soon open but one retailer has moved away. Details are here.


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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