What's going on?

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

Roadworks Expected To Cause Disruption in Goring-by-Sea 
West Sussex County Council signs indicate that from Monday April 29th for 19 days, roadworks will take place on the A259 bridge over the railway by Goring Station.


Also from a date between May 7th and 16th for a period of 17 weeks gas main replacement works will take place in Sea Lane, Goring.


You have been warned.

Eight Additional Beach Huts Proposed for Goring Beach
GRA Committee has discovered that Worthing Council has submitted two planning applications - each for construction of four additional beach huts on Goring Beach. 

Two existing gaps between huts will accommodate the new huts. 
The new huts are oppoosite 36-40 Marine Crescent and 84 Marine Crescent. Residents are encouraged to submit their views to the Council. See the plans below. 

This picture shows the potential view all the way along the promenade. Please read our Special Newsletter below noting the implications if more huts are allowed and take action as requested. 


Plan for Beach Huts Opposite 36-40 Marine Crescent
Beach Hut plan 1.pdf
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Plan for Beach Huts Opposite 84 and 84A Marine Crescent
Beach Hut plan 2.pdf
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GRA Special Newsletter April 2019 - Please read and act!
190418 GRA Special Newsletter.pdf
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New Style Bin on Goring Promenade
A new style, increased capacity bin has been installed in time for the Easter holidays by Worthing Borough Council on the promenade near Worthing Sailing Club. GRA welcomes this initiative and hopes this will encourage beach users to 'bin' their litter and not leave it on the beach.

Kites In The Sun
A sunny afternoon with a good breeze gave some kite flyers an opportunity to show their skills on Thursday April 18th. They were on Goring Greensward at the bottom of Alinora Avenue.

'Excellent conditions to sail my kites' said a member of Kent Kite Flyers. 'This is an excellent location' he added ' With some fellow club members, we could hold a kite festival here, there is so much space and conditions are superb.'  


Thanks to GRA Members Jan and Alex Alexander and Laurie Millward for the photographs.

Goring Beach  Gets a Pre-Summer Makeover
Tons of shingle was removed from the Alinora Boat Ramp and spread along the beach in preparation for summer. Pictures of workers and equipment below.

A Business Based in Goring-by-Sea Has Online Sales Approaching £78m
The Operating Centre for World of Books is tucked away on a business park in Goring-by-Sea. An article published in the Sunday Times on March 31st 2019 reveals how the business works and how successful it is. Download the article below.

Article From the Sunday Times March 31st 2019
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First Week Of April - Greensward Grass Is Cut
Summer must be around the corner. In this first week of April, Council grass cutters were at work on Goring's Greensward for the first cut of 2019. 

A Worthing Student Has Won a Competition to Design a Logo for GRA

Bethany Horn is is studying for an Extended Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration (equivalent to 3 'A' levels) at Northbrook College MET. To mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of Goring Residents' Association (back in 1944), the Committee asked students to design a logo. Bethany's design was selected from 29 highly creative competition entries. Her prize, a cheque for £50, was presented by GRA Chairman Eleanor Millward and members of the committee. 


The logo will be used in the GRA letterhead, in the GRA Members Newsletter, on a new version of this website and in a 'Window On The Pier' to be installed in the Autumn. 


Northbrook lecturer Moyra Moody thanked the GRA Committee for making a positive experience for all the students and added that 'Bethany walked out of college today about 10cm above the ground and with the biggest smile on her face.'


GRA Chairman said 'It is great to see such creativity from our local FE College'.


New Visitor Centre Proposed for Highdown Gardens
Plans for a new Visitor Centre for Goring's Highdown Gardens have been submitted to the South Downs National Park Authority.  A summary is here and there are full details and plans here.

New Roof For Goring Station

Contractors have completed work on the roof of Goring Station (originally built in 1846). The work includes renewal of the felt and slate roof, relining of the box guttering and installation of new deep flow rainwater gutters. Also the chimney stack has been repointed. Scaffolding has now been removed on schedule. 

Council Looking At How To Replace Leisure Centre
Worthing Borough Council has agreed to spend £150,000 to establish how Worthing Leisure Centre (now 47 years old) and the land around it should be re-developed. This idea was first promoted in the draft Worthng Local Plan last year. The Leisure Centre in Shaftesbury Avenue Goring along with the neighbouring green space and running track attracts a large number of users. Worthing Thunders basketball team is based at the centre. Your GRA Committee will be monitoring the proposals with interest. (Picture by Trip Advisor)

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 over half the flats have already been sold. 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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