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

Delays Predicted Over Goring Bridge on A259
West Sussex County Council will be working to upgrade the safety fence between the railway bridge and the roundabout starting on Wednesday July 24th. The work, which will take 18 days, will involve installation of multi-way temporary traffic lights. Queues and delays are expected. You have been warned!

Developers Invite Residents To Consultation Event
Land close to Durrington Station is highlighted for development in the draft Worthing Local Plan. Current occupants (Inland Revenue) are expected to move out in the forseeable future. Developers have invited nearby residents to a consultation event at Goring United Reformed Church in Barrington Road on July 25th. GRA representatives will be attending. Click on photo to enlarge.

Green Flag Award For Goring's Highdown Gardens
Once again, the national Keep Britain Tidy charity has awarded Highdown Gardens its Green Flag status recognising a well-managed park or green space. 

Campers Ignore Regulations - GRA Has Reported Them
On Saturday July 13th, some people decided to set up camp on Goring Greensward, west of The Plantation. This is against regulations. Our 'eagle-eyed' member took these pictures and immediately reported the campers to Worthing Council's Beach Office and Goring Ward Councillors. 

Firearms Police In Goring - Man In Custody
Police were called to an address in Maybridge Crescent , Goring shortly before Midnight on Saturday July 6th. Some residents were evacuated from homes until the incident ended. Here is the official report from Sussex Police.

Major Changes to Bin Collection Service are Just A Few Weeks Away

More than half the waste produced by residents and placed in their general waste bins can be recycled or reduced, according to an official audit.

From the middle of September 2019, Worthing Borough Council will introduce alternate weekly bin collections. The aim is to improve recycling rates and reduce waste. 

 

The Council website gives all the information you need. Please start on this page.
 

Worthing Triathlon - Early Start In Goring on Sunday June 30th
A few residents joined the supporters of competitors for the Worthing Triathlon which started and finished in Goring on Sunday June 30th. Parking spaces on all roads leading to the greensward at the Alinora Boat Ramp were taken soon after dawn as competitors arrived for this annual event. The car park became the transition area as competitors moved from swimming to cycling and then to running.   

Hundreds of Walkers Passed Through Goring on a Very Warm Night

It was a very warm night for hundreds of walkers as they passed through Goring on Saturday June 29th to raise funds for St Barnabas Hospice on the Night to Remember walk.

 

GRA's Chairman was on the promenade to see the walkers pass by. She says '

The first picture was taken at the marshals station on the foreshore opposite Fairview Avenue.  They are on duty from 9.45pm until 6.00am.  This marshals station was a ‘sweetie stop’ with others being for water, bananas or something else all to keep the walkers walking and being happy.  The first walker powered through about 11.10 closely followed by a few others all keen to beat their times from other occasions. This group was followed by the fun walkers who glowed in the dark with sticks, ears or shoes that twinkled and told everyone they were on their way.  They were all in great spirits but then they had only done 2 of the possible 20 miles.  I then staggered 50 yards up the road exhausted just watching them.
 
The marshals system was excellent with bike marshals at the front and rear keeping walkers together. There were also car marshals driving up and down the route all night giving first aid or scooping up those who couldn't go any further. St Barnabas also looked after their marshals by bring tea and coffee throughout the night and bacon butties around 3.00am.  The marshals I spoke to had been doing this and other events for several years and love it.'

 

Goring's New Veterinary Practice Prepares To Open

Arun Vet Group is remodelling the former Strand Surgery at the corner of The Strand and Drake Avenue ready to open in August. There's an open day on August 31st.  Check out the picture gallery below. 

Over £800,000 For Goring's Highdown Gardens
Construction of a new visitor centre and significant work to catalogue, preserve and propogate rare species will now be possible thanks to a National Lottery Award announced in the last week of June. Work will start in 2020 and is expected to be complete in 2022. Read all the details here

Break-In At Denyer News
Intruders gained access to Goring's Denyer News in Goring Road at about 3.30am on June 26th 2019. Thieves got £150 in cash and about £1,000 cigarettes. Prompt police action resulted in arrest of the suspects with the majority of goods still in their possession. The team at Denyers are all ok. 
 

Weedkilling Isn't Working on Goring Pavements

GRA Members and other residents are not impressed by the Council's efforts to control the growth of weeds on some Goring pavements. Read the letter from GRA Chairman to councillors below. We are really pleased to report that Councillors have responded and a second document gives their verdict.

GRA Letter to Councillors about Grass Cutting and Weeds on Pavements - June 2019
190606 Letter to Councillors.pdf
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Response to Our Concerns from WSCC
190626 Response from Councillors.pdf
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Weed Killing Complaint Letter July 3rd 2019
190703 Letter to Elkins WSCC.pdf
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Worthing 10k Race Passes Through Goring
Several roads in Goring were closed on the morning of Sunday June 2nd to allow great conditions for over 2,000 runners in the annual Worthing 10k Event

 

Check out who won and the position of all runners on the results page here.

 

Pictures taken by GRA Social Secretary Alison Chapman and Members Jan Wilcox and Laurence Millward are in the gallery below.

 

 

Plans For a New Goring Footpath Make Progress
Residents of Titnore Lane who have been campaigning for a footpath are making progress working with the local authority. A solution could be delivered within two years. This Worthing Herald article gives the latest information.   Satelite image from Google Maps.

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. 

 

A GRA survey has confirmed that there are already 289 beach huts between George V Avenue and Sea Lane Cafe.

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. The deadline to submit comments has now passed.  You can also read the submission made by GRA below. 

 

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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GRA Letter to Council Objecting to More Beach Huts - April 2019
The text of a letter from GRA Chairman to Worthing Borough Council objecting to two planning applications.
GRA Objection letter to beach huts - Apr[...]
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Penalty For Offenders Made Clear
Worthing Borough Council has installed new signs along Goring Promenade reminding dog owners of the penalty for not being a responsible owner.

New Style Bin on Goring Promenade
A new style, increased capacity bin has been installed in time for the summer by Worthing Borough Council on the promenade near Worthing Sailing Club.  A second bin has been installed by the fish sales kiosk. GRA welcomes this initiative and hopes this will encourage beach users to 'bin' their litter and not leave it on the beach.

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'.

 

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)

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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