About us

The Goring Residents' Association provides a non-political forum. Our aim is to represent the majority view, if there is one, about issues concerning Goring. We welcome input from our members. We also encourage our members to get to know each other by participating in social events and outings.

 

GRA was founded in 1944 and has nearly 2,000 members who pay a small annual subscription.

 

Our activities are governed by our Constitution (see below) and are subject to review by members at our Annual General Meeting held every April. Please note that changes to this Constitution were approved at the AGM on April 20th 2017 and are reflected in the published document. 

 

Our committee, elected annually by members at the AGM, oversees activities throughout the year. If you would like to get involved with GRA by joining our committee, why not contact our Secretary for an informal chat?.

 

Our meetings take place in St. Mary's Church Hall, Ilex Way.

 

Twice a year, we publish a newsletter which is distributed to members. Those living south of the railway line within an area bounded by George V Avenue in the east and the boundary with Ferring in the west will receive newsletters delivered by volunteer road wardens who also collect subscriptions. GRA Members living outside that area will receive newsletters by email (or post at an additional cost) and pay their membership subscription through the banking system or in a sealed envelope to Denyer News, 265 Goring Road. The map of our road warden area is shown below.

 

Members provide a little personal information to us. We keep this safe and secure and do not pass it to other organisations. Our Data Protection Policy is shown below, 

Each month, we contribute a page to the Goring Guide. The latest page is shown below.

 

Goring Residents' Association Constitution
Download a copy of our Constitution here. This reworded Constitution was approved by GRA Members at the AGM in October 2018.
GRA Constitution Approved at AGM October[...]
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Goring Residents' Association in the Goring Guide December 2018
1812 GRA in Goring Guide December 2018.p[...]
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GRA Data Protection Policy
180521 GRA Data Protection Policy v1.pd[...]
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GRA - Map Showing Area Supported by Road Wardens
Membership map.pdf
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All About the GRA Annual General Meeting - October 18th 2018
76 GRA Members were present for the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Here is a summary of the meeting:

  • Members were welcomed by Eleanor Millward, GRA Chairman 
  • Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting were approved.
  • Peter Hall, Web Manager, presented a report of the committee's work since the last AGM (see below).
  • Treasurer Herbert Herrmann presented the accounts which were approved unanimously.
  • The GRA Constitution re-written in modern English was adopted (see above).
  • Members supported a proposal to increase the membership subscription to £2 per member with a maximum of £4 per household from June 1st 2019.
  • Chairman, Officers and committee members were appointed to serve for the coming year. The list of committee members is below.
  • Councillor Nicola Waight (Worthing Borough Council) answered questions from members.
  • Cheques for £1,200 each were presented to representatives from Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust and Canine Partners - GRA's chosen charities for 2017/8.
  • Members with design expertise were invited to submit a design for the proposed GRA Window on the Pier (see below for specification).
  •  Members selected Sight Support Worthing as the charity for fund raising activities in 2018/9 

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2018 AGM Unapproved Minutes
These minutes will be submitted to the 2019 AGM for approval.
Unapproved AGM Minutes 2018.pdf
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GRA Committee Report to Members at AGM. October 2018
Committee Report October 2018 AGM final.[...]
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GRA Committee 2018-19

Chairman

Eleanor Millward

I retired from the NHS and my husband Laurence and I moved to Goring 6 years ago and we 'luv' it. Knowing we needed to meet other locals, we joined the Residents Association and attended the social meetings. Soon after, I became the Secretary. I enjoy interacton with the others on the committee and our members. I play bowls several times a week during the summer months. I also belong to the Gardening Club and sing in two choirs. 

 

 

 

Secretary
John Gough
I've lived in Worthing for 36 years, 10 of which have been in Goring. I'm happily married to Lyn (road warden) for 49 years with 2 daughters and 5 teenage grandchildren. I'm now retired, but worked in the Home Office for 22 years and ran our nursing home business for 24 years. I love music (church organist and pianist) play bridge, go on car rallies and regularly walk Watson, our West Highland White, along the seafront. 

 

 

 

Treasurer 
Herbert Herrmann

My wife and I arrived in Goring just over 5 years ago. Our home was Cape Town for decades. We left Cape Town only after our children and grandchildren had left South Africa and settled in the UK.  Through a good friend in Henfield, we were introduced to Goring and were lucky enough to find a suitable home here. We put                                  down roots and are very happy in Goring.

 

Membership Secretary

Alan Wilcox
Joined the Association in 2015. London born ex-telecommunications professional now retired. Resident in Goring since 1999. Interests are badminton, cruises and DIY. 

 

 

 

Social Secretary

Alison Chapman
My husband and I moved to Goring in 2014 and began attending GRA social evenings which proved to be enjoyable. I volunteered to be a road warden and at the 2016 AGM was elected to the Committee and have become Social Secretary.. You may spot me out and about in Goring walking the dog!


 

Web Manager
Peter Hall
I have been a resident of Goring since 1970. I am a former senior executive of a global financial services company. My interests are photography, technology and travel as well as spending time with my four grandchildren. My  other voluntary roles are Chairman of Gatwick Airport Passenger Advisory Group and Joint Leader of Arun East U3A Photography Group.  

Committee Member 

John Hodges
I have lived in Goring for the majority of my life. I have been in the book trade but I am now retired. My wife, Lynne, and I joined the GRA in 2015. My interests are walking, gardening, fishing and enjoying spending time at our beach hut. I have 13 grandchildren which keeps Lynne and I well focused.. 

Committee Member
Peter Robinson

I have lived in Goring for 14 years with my wife Joy. My passions are cruising, gardening and reading and we love socialising.

Committee Member
Ian Hunt 
I was a Civil Service Manager, in a number of Departments, for 40 years before retiring in 2014. I worked mostly in areas to do with Environmental issues. My wife Nicola and I moved to Goring by Sea from Gloucestershire in 2016. We joined GRA to get to know people locally. We enjoy walking, wildlife, photography, visiting places of interest and reading. I am a fan of football, supporting West Ham Utd and since moving I have become a member at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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