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

Community Pharmacy Unexpectly Closed - Patients Left Without Medicines
On Saturday Morning July 14th, patients trying to collect medicines were left 'high and dry' by the closure of Rowlands Pharmacy, 5 The Waterside, Goring-by-Sea. A notice on the door said 'Sorry for any inconvenience'. It was also closed for a time on Friday afternoon. One patient said 'I will start fitting if I don't collect medicine today. Now I will have to go to A&E'.

Invasion of Goring Greensward by Travellers Is Now Over
The evidence was clear. A padlocked barrier was broken to enable a group of travellers to invade Goring Greensward by the Worthing Yacht Club compound at the Marine Crescent/Sea Place junction. They arrived on Tuesday July 10th and were believed to be the group evicted from Tarring Recreation Ground on that day.   They left on Saturday July 14th. The Greensward was left in a tidy state and very soon after their departure, Council staff reinstated the broken barrier.  Click on our pictures to enlarge.

Popular Tea Rooms Is To Close
Highdown Tea Rooms will close its doors on July 29th. The landlord has not renewed the lease. Up to date information is from the Worthing Herald and The Highdown Tea Rooms website. An online petition to 'save the tea rooms' has gathered over 4,400 signatures.

Glynde Avenue To Be Closed Temporarily
West Sussex County Council have announced that Glynde Avenue is to be temporarily closed from July 30th for 7 days to maintain safety whilst electricity cables are replaced. The closure is for a distance of 45 metres northwards from its junction with Midhurst Drive. Here is a map. An alternative route will be signposted.

Established Company Relocates to Goring
Ward Gas Services, previously located in Richmond Road opposite Worthing Library, are moving to premises in Goring. Their administrative office is in the premises previously occupied by a convenience store in Goring Road opposite the Toby Carvery.

Perfect Conditions for 2018 Worthing Triathlon at Goring-by-Sea

Over 300 competitors took part in the 2018 Worthing Triathlon which started from the Alinora Boat Ramp in Goring on Sunday July 8th. The first start was at 7am with competitors in the full distance race (15oom swim, 40k ride and 10k run) staring about 7.35am.

 

All parking spaces in Marine Crescent and adjacent roads were taken by 6am. Competitors in the shorter distance (Sprint) event started in age group categories. 

 

The sea was calm, the sky a beautiful shade of blue and the temperature was over 20c - Goring-by-Sea at its best. Here are the results.

 

Our gallery shows some of the action. Click on a picture to enlarge. Contact our web manager if you would like a copy.

 
 

Weather Makes a Wonderful 'Night to Remember'
At 1030pm on Saturday June 30th, over 1,000 walkers set off from Worthing Leisure Centre and walked through Goring before heading east along the promenade. It was a starry night with temperature at 20c. This annual walk raises funds for St Barnabas Hospice. Walkers were in high spirits as they passed through Goring's Mulberry Shops about 11pm. There were three routes 7, 13. or 20 miles, the latter taking participants as far as Shoreham. All walkers returned to the Leisure Centre for breakfast prepared by volunteers. The route was well marshalled by volunteers in hi-viz jackets. 

 

All the walkers wore the event t-shirt and many added fancy dress and illuminated headbands. When they arrived on the promenade, they were greeted by a 'strawberry' moon and the sight of flashing lights from the Rampion windfarm.  The walk raised over £100,000. Read more here. Here are a few pictures taken in Goring.
 

Goring Author Hits the Headlines
A new book by Lady Colin Campbell of Castle Goring has attracted national media interest and comment. Here is an article from the Daily Mail.

Goring Seafront Roads - A Great Venue For Worthing 10k Run
2,500 runners pounded the local roads in glorious sunshine on the morning of Sunday June 3rd. Roads were closed to allow competitors in the Worthing 10k event to run safely. The Elite runners passed by first followed by club runners and then the masses! Whata sight. many in fancy dress raising money for charity. It wasn't long before the leaders returned heading east along Marine Crescent towards the finish on Worthing Promenade.  Thanks to the Marshals who manned the road closures and to the residents who came out to cheer on the runners. The event website has full results. Check out our picture gallery below.  

 

Goring Residents' Association's First Beach Clean - A Great Success
Over 60 residents, children and dogs volunteered to help clean rubbish from the beach on  Saturday June 2nd. The event, supported by Worthing Borough Council through loan of litter pickers, gloves and sack hoops, was a great success. We've devoted a page of the website to a report and pictures. 

Business Expands To Site In Goring Road
Capital Hair and Beauty, suppplying products to the hair and beauty sector, is moving from Limbrick Lane to Goring Road - the site of the former Spar supermarket. The fascia has been installed and the store welcomed its first customers on Monday May 21st.  
 

Seaside Award 2018 For Goring Beach
Goring beach meets the criteria for the 2018 Seaside Award. It is part of the seven mile Worthing beach, one of 125 beaches to receive the award - announced on May 17th 2018.   

A259 Petrol Station - Planning Application Refused
Many Goring residents pass/use the Asda Superstore in nearby Ferring. A planning application to open a petrol station on the site has been refused by Arun District Councillors. Read more in this Worthing Herald report

Proposed Route for Arundel Bypass Announced
Following an extensive public consultation, Highways England has announced the proposed route for the long awaited Arundel Bypass on the A27. When completed in 2023, this will reduce delays between Chichester and the Goring area. The announcement document may be downloaded here.

Local School Displays Art at Durrington-on-Sea Station
Pictures from Hawthorns Primary School in Durrington are now on display at one of the two railway stations serving the Goring area. The display is the result of a colaborative project between the school, Southern Railway and students from the University of Chichester. Read the details in this Worthing Herald article. The gallery below shows the display. Apologies for the reflections - our web manager will visit again on a cloudy day! 

Rampion Windfarm Fully Operational
All 116 wind turbines in the Rampion Windfarm visible from Goring Beach are now operational. Many rotating turbines can be seen from Goring beach. Electricity is being generated and flowing ashore into the National Grid. The Summer 2018 Rampion Newsletter is now available below. Also do checkout the Rampion Website for up-to-date information. 

Rampion Newsletter Summer 2018 (published on May 21st 2018)
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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.

 

GRA has Submitted Objections to Two Planning Applications
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 is in support of requests from nearby residents. In January 2018, we learned that discussions about the design are on-going with Worthing Borough Council. The GRA Committee will continue to monitor progress and update this website when the application is presented to the Planning Committee.

GRA Response to Methodist Church Planning Application August 2017
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In response to concerns expressed by Members, the GRA Committee has supported residents of Juno Close, Goring by submitting a letter (July 1st 2017) opposing retrospective planning permission for vacant land to be used as storage for a plant hire business. 
Read the planning application. The Ilex Conservation Group has also opposed the planning application. GRA's response is below.  

In January 2018, we learned that discussions about the application are on-going with Worthing Borough Council. The GRA Committee will continue to monitor progress and update this website when the application is presented to the Planning Committee.

 

GRA letter opposing granting planning permission Martletts Way,
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