What's going on?

Some current, recent and future activities in Goring including those involving Goring Residents' Association.

Thousands of Runners in Goring For Half Marathon
Thousands of runners took to the streets of Goring in the annual Worthing Half Marathon. The rain stopped shortly after the start but competitors faced a cold westerly wind as the passed along Marine Crescent. results are on the event website Check out our picture gallery

Goring Road Traffic Lights Being Replaced From January 7th 2019
West Sussex County Council has started work to replace the traffic lights at the Goring Road/Shaftesbury Avenue junction. Work will take 10 weeks from January 7th 2019. 3-way temporary lights are in operation. Right filter lanes are no longer available from Goring Road into Shaftesbury Avenue and from Shaftesbury Avenue into Goring Road . All traffic approaching the junction from Shaftesbury Avenue must turn left towards Worthing town centre.

Delays and long queues have been reported.

View the current traffic flow here.


As part of the work, these restrictions are expected during the 10 week period:

  • no access from Sea Place into Goring Road
  • ​no right turn from Shaftesbury Avenue into Goring Road (starts on January 14th)

This Worthing Herald article gives some more information.


New Clinic For Expectant Mothers Opens in Goring

BeauProBaby, the UK's first Pregnancy to Baby Journey Centre, has opened its doors in St John's Parade, Goring. From scans to yoga, it offers a range of services for the expectant mother. 

Re-opening Date for The Highdown
The Highdown, the new name for the former Highdown Hotel and Tea Rooms which closed in mid-2018, will re-open on Tuesday February 26th 2019 at 12 noon.  The new owners, Brunning and Price, have carried out a major refurbishment programme. You can read more information, make restaurant and hotel reservations on The Highdown's web page. There are pictures of rennovations on the Facebook page.  Tom Foster, who has worked for the new owners for the last six years, has been appointed manager.

The much-missed Highdown Tea Room will re-open albeit under new management. The tea room has been really missed by Goring's walkers and dog lovers. Dogs will be welcome in the Tea Room and in the pub bar.

Glorious Goring 
This title was used in a two-page article about our community in the February 2019 edition of Sussex Living magazine.  Read the whole magazine online here or just the pages about Goring below. 

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December 27th 2018 - Great Sunrise and Sunset Seen from Goring Beach

Our cameraman was out soon after 7am and again before 4pm to capture these shots from Goring beach.


Two Planning Applications Determined

On August 16th 2017, GRA submitted an objection to a planning application to extend Goring Methodist Church in Bury Drive on the grounds of noise and disturbance. This was in support of requests from nearby residents. Earlier in 2017, GRA submitted an objection to the use of land behind Juno Close for the storage of skips and contractors plant. Again this was in support of local residents. 


In December 2018, both applications were determined by the Planning Committee of Worthing Borough Council. 


The application concerning the Methodist Church was refused. The application to use the land behind Juno Close for contractors plant was approved but with storage of skips removed and a significant list of constraints including limiting the hours of operation. Details can be researched on the Worthing Council website


Draft Local Plan For Worthing Borough - Public Consultation Now Closed
Public Consultation on the Worthing Local Plan 2016-2033 ran from October 31st to December 12th 2018.

GRA welcomes the key points for Goring :

  • Potential development for housing of the Caravan Park by West Worthing Tennis Club
  • Potential development for housing of the Inland Revenue site in Barrington Road
  • Potential development of land in Martlets Way (see below) for housing and commerce
  • Protection of the undeveloped land between Goring and Ferring (Goring Gap to the south of the railway and Chatsmore Farm to the north). 

There are several documents to access online:

A printed copy of the report can be read at Goring Library.


 Read GRA's submission to the public consultation here.


Former Office Block To Become Flats
Until mid-2018, Westmoreland House, The Strand (north of Durrington Station) was occupied as offices. Plans to convert the building into 77 flats have been announced. Work is underway and flats will be on sale soon. Estate agent details are here. This map shows the location of the block. 

Land For Sale in Goring-by-Sea
Local estate agents Michael Jones Commercial are marketing a 3.4 acre site suitable for commercial/residential development. The asking price is £2milion. The land is accessed from Martlets Way and houses in Juno Close back on to the plot. The land is currently used to store contractors equipment..

Footpath for Titnore Lane
West Sussex County Council(WSCC) has announced plans to build a length of footpath on the busy A2700 Titnore Lane that links Goring to the A27 trunk road. Over 800 signatures were included in a petition submitted to WSCC. More information is in this Worthing Herald article.

Courtlands - SOLD and now 'To Let'
The historic building in Parklands Avenue, once an NHS convalescent home and until recently the head office of a software company, was sold during 2017 (The asking price was £1.8m). Commercial estate agent Michael Jones handled the sale. At the end of November 2017, signs showing the building as 'To Let' were posted at the entrance. It is now empty and on the market to let as a single office facility for £12,000 per month. Here is the letting brochureIt is a Grade II listed building. The GRA Committee will monitor developments closely and provide updates to members.


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