Social Events

Goring Residents' Association Social Programme 2018/19
GRA Social Secretary Alison Chapman has put together our programme for this winter. 


Our Social Programme and outings help us to deliver our second objective
'To promote community spirit amongst residents'.


Meetings: 7.30pm,St Mary’s Church Hall, Ilex Way, Goring-By-Sea BN12 4UZ Doors open 7.00pm



Reserved Seating

We are now getting large groups of people attending our social events and, obviously, wish to sit together.  This year we are trialling a ‘reserved’ table system for those who require 5 or more tickets.  These tickets must be purchased under one name.


How to purchase tickets

  • Tickets are on sale at monthly social meetings
  • Request by mail with SAE to Ian Hunt, 10 Cowdray Close, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 4LQ
  • Email

Please send a separate cheque for each event. Cheques should be payable to Goring Residents’ Association

GRA Social Events 2018/9 

Reports of events that have taken place appear after the diary of future events.

Thursday February 21st 2019  7.30pm

Talk by Littlehampton's Harbourmaster


Littlehampton is an important port for sea fishing, bulk cargo, commercial fleets, yachting, and recreation.

Billy Johnson, the Harbourmaster, will take us behind the scenes of daily operations, reflect on the port’s historic past and identify future challenges.

Tea and coffee will be available.

Members free, Non Members £1.50 (on the door)

Thursday March 21st 2019  7.30pm

The Alternatives


Travel back to the 60’s and 70’s for an excellent evening of musical entertainment from Arundel based band ‘ The Alternatives’ who sing and play for charity. From ‘Spirit in the Sky’ to ‘Born to be Wild’, the band will perform a wide range of songs you probably know and love.We will be limiting ticket numbers to a maximum of 80 to  allow a little bit of ‘bopping’ space too.


The band features bass, drums, keyboards, acoustic guitar,and electric lead guitar. They have recorded two two CD’s and sample tracks can be listened to on their website


Sorry- sold out. 


There will also be a sandwich supper and licensed bar.

Members £11, Non Members £12.50

Thursday April 18th 2019 7.30pm

Charity Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper


Following last year’s record breaking attendance, our popular Quiz night promises an engaging evening of varied, quirky and amusing questions that draw on the memories and talents of all members of the team. Committee members will guide you to make up table of 8.

There will be a fish and chip supper and licensed bar.


Over half the tickets have already been sold - don't delay


Members £10 Non Members £11.50


Goring Beach Clean 2019 - Organised by Goring Residents' Association
Your committee is working on plans for this year's event. In our 2018 Beach Clean, over 60 volunteers removed 30 bags of rubbish including a number of dangerous items that were a safety hazard. See a report and pictures of last years event here

Reports of Events in the GRA 2018/9 Social Programme


Thursday January 17th 2019 7.30pm

Traditional Jazz Evening


The Arun Valley All Stars Band with their superb blend of musical talent and humour entertained an enthralled 'full house' in St Mary's Church Hall. GRA Members and guests also enjoyed a top quality ploughman’s supper prepared by Debbie Ramsey and a licensed bar. The raffle raised £182 for GRA's charity of the year Sight Support Worthing. Proceeds from the bar also go to the charity.

Pictures taken on the evening are in the gallery below.


Monday December 10th 2018  1230pm for 1pm

Goring Residents' Association Christmas Lunch


Over 60 members enjoyed a superb three course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings followed by coffee and mints at the Indoor Bowling Centre Restaurant at Field Place. The raffle raised £130 for our charity of the year Sight Support Worthing. Merry Christmas everyone!


Pictures from the event are in the gallery below.


Tuesday November 27th 2018  9am - 6pm
Coach Trip to Kingston-upon-Thames Christmas Market


A foggy morning in Goring didn't deter the 70 GRA Members who set off in two coaches for a day trip to Kingston-upon-Thames with its riverside walks and quirky ‘telephone box’ Art Installation. On arrival, the weather was chilly but pleasant and the Christmas Market, located in the Ancient Market Place and pretty surrounding streets proved popular. Unfortunately, the rain started in mid-afternoon. Wet and weary travellers returned to the coaches with bags of goodies a plenty! The market had sparkly cabins packed with a range of foodie treats, handmade arts and crafts, beautiful decorations and more. The city centre with its wide range of shops and food outlets was also popular. Our photographers were on hand to capture the day out in this gallery.


Thursday September 20th 2018 
'Think Before You Throw'


Rachel Carruthers from the West Sussex Waste and Recycling team held the attention of an audience of over 60 GRA Members with an illustrated talk about how our waste and recycling service operates. The audience was taken on a journey from household to recycling and shown how the whole process operates. Rachel demonstrated an amazing knowledge and passion for the subject. Members were really impressed with the way she answered their questions. She brought examples of recycled products.

West Sussex is a leading exponent of recycling. The 'Recycle for West Sussex' website includes information about the process and what can be recycled. 


The GRA Committee hopes to follow up this talk with a visit to the recycling plant at Ford. More news soon.

Pictures taken during the evening are in this gallery. 


Thursday November 15th 2018
GRA's First Race Night Was a Great Success

'Sold-Out' notices were posted nearly a month before this event. A capacity crowd of 64 GRA members enjoyed having a flutter on 13 horse races shown on the big screen. Would 'Banoffee Pie in stall 3 beat Chocolate Fountain in stall 8' was a question to consider in one of the races! 

Racegoers really enjoyed a supper of sausages and cheesy mash prepared by GRA's caterer Debbie Ramsay. Funds were raised for GRA's 2018/9 Charity Sight Support Worthing from the licenced bar and raffle. A good time was had by all, especially the individual winner Sue Harris who won a bottle of English sparkling wine.  Pictures from the evening are below.

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