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 Saturday March 23rd 2019




Goring Residents' Association Activities


A 'Rockin' Night For GRA Members
GRA Members danced and sang the night away on Thursday March 21st thanks to a terrrific performance by The Alternatives. More details here


Student Presented With Award for GRA Logo

A local student has won a design competition to create a logo for Goring Residents' Association. More information and pictures here.


Quiz - A Sell Out!
Our Charity Quiz on April 18th is a sell-out already. 


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. 

In the next few months, there will be two vacancies on the committee - for a Secretary and for someone to manage our website.


To find out more, just fill in the Contact GRA form and we'll arrange to meet for an initial chat.


Littlehampton Harbour Master Enthrals GRA Members
February's event in the GRA Social Programme was a talk by Littlehampton's Harbour Master Billy Johnson. Over 60 GRA Members learned about the role and responsibilities of the Harbour Master. More details here.


Frequently Asked Questions
Members of the GRA Committee are often asked questions about a range of community topics. We have recently updated our  list of questions and responses which you may find useful.


 GRA Beach Clean 2019

Last year, a new event was added to the programme - the GRA Beach Clean. Our 2019 GRA Beach Clean will be on Saturday July 27th at 10am. More details nearer the time, Please put the date in your diary now and register so we know you will be joining us. 


GRA Response 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


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.






 Out and About in Goring-by-Sea



New Veterinary Practice to Open in Goring
Arun Vet Group have announced the opening of a new pratice in the Strand, Goring in August. Read more here.


New Traders and Old Favourites
Goring's Great Little Farmers Market is on Saturday April 6th in Goring Road across from the Toby Carvery. More information here

Gale Brings Goring Tree Down - Road Closed
On Saturday March 16th, one carriageway of Sea Lane Goring was closed due to a fallen tree. More information and pictures here.

Planning Application for Highdown Gardens Visitor Centre
Plans for a new Visitor Centre at Highdown Gardens have been published. Details are here


Community Involvement Consultation
Worthing Borough Council wants your opinion on planning matters. More here.


The Cost Of A New Footpath

The cost of building a new footpath in Goring's Titnore Lane is again hitting the headlines. See this Worthing Herald article.


New Roof on Goring Station
Contractors are working on the roof of Goring Station. More information and picture here.


Council Investigates New Leisure Facility

Worthing Leisure Centre in Shaftesbury Avenue Goring, is 47 years old and needs replacing. Details are here
New Flats Selling Fast
50% of flats in Westmoreland House, the former office block in The Boulevard which is now being converted, have been sold in the first few weeks. .
Slipper Swap - A Great Success
There was a queue of Goring residents for this event on Friday March 1st. Find out more here.
Goring Planning Applications Update - February 2019

7 planning applications relating to Goring were approved in February and two refused.  11 new applications were submitted. Details can be researched on Worthing Council website.

Goring Hotel, Pubs and Tea Room Get a Makeover

The Highdown hotel, pub, restaurant and tea room and The Swallow's Return pub/restaurant have re-opened following refurbishment/makeover. There's more about The Highdown along with pictures here. Visit the Swallows Return here.


Walkers and Volunteers Required - Register Now
Registrations are now open for the annual 'Night to Remember' charity walk around the streets of Goring and Worthing on June 29th. Details on the website.
Along the A259
Planners have approved a plan for a Marks and Spence Food Hall on the A259 west of Rustington. 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.



Pictures on this page:
At the top - Spring Has Arrived - 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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