What's going on?

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

Road Realignment Will Cause Delays
Two bends on Long Furlong are to be made safer. Road works costing £90,000 will start on April 23rd for two weeks. Traffic between Goring and the A24 to London will experience delays at temporary traffic lights.

New Parking Restrictions in George V Avenue
From Monday March 19th, new parking restrictions will apply in George V Avenue (the eastern edge of Goring-by-Sea). Parking will be prohibited on both sides of the road from the mini-roundabout at the junction with Eirene Road southwards to the junction with West Parade. Download a map here

Charity Runs Attract Record Entry
About 500 runners entered the two charity runs (5k and 10k) which started and finished on Goring Greensward on Sunday March 11th. In 2017, the events had attracted 320 entrants so the organisers were very pleased. Runners had to contend with a strong headwind in one direction as they ran along the promenade as far as East Worthing and back! The event was in aid of The COP Federation of Special Schools in West Sussex. Palatine School in Goring is one of the beneficiaries.

Click on the pictures to enlarge and scroll through. All the results can be found online.

New Flap Fitted to Goring Outfall
When it rains, surface water is collected via drains on the road and fed into the sea at low tide. The outfall (one of several along the local shore) by the Marine Crescent Car Park was not functioning correctly. When the tide is high, sea water is prevented from entering the pipe by a 'duckbill' valve.At low tide, the valve allows surface water to flow. In recent months, part of Goring Greensward has been subject to flooding because the valve wasn't working correctly. Recent work by Southern Water to install a new flap will hopefully solve the problem. Southern Water say that the new valve will minimise the risk of shingle being washed in.  Thanks to GRA Member Andrew Alexander for persuading Southern Water to take action.

Check out details in our picture gallery below (click on the pictures to enlarge them). Here is a video showing the valve in operation.  As the water level in the tank rises the flow from the pipe ceases.  

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.

Explosion and Fire In Titnore Lane - Monday February 26th 
About 9pm on Sunday evening, there was an explosion and fire at a building in Titnore Lane. Emergency services attended. The road has reopened after being closed all day on Monday from the A27 to the junction with Titnore Way (by West Worthing Tennis Club).  Play video here. Picture and video by Eddie Mitchell.

Worthing Half-Marathon Runners Had a Sunny Visit to Goring 
Several roads in Goring were closed on Sunday February 11th to allow about 2,000 runners to compete in the Worthing Half Marathon. They include Eirene Road, Marine Crescent, Marine Drive, George V Avenue, Aldsworth Avenue and Amberley Drive. Drinking stations and first-aid teams were in place by 9am. The first runners were in Marine Crescent at 0950 and the last competitor left Goring just before 12.30pm.  The sun shone but there was a strong westerly wind. Results are available here.  Our gallery shows some of the runners passing along Marine Crescent.

Goring Pupil Selected as Football Cup Final Mascot
Seven year old Daisy Cutting, who attends Goring Church of England Primary School, has been selected as a mascot for the SSE Womens FA Cup Final at Wembley in May. Read the details of how she found out in this Worthing Herald article. (Picture from Worthing Herald)

Former Bank Property Opens As Funeral Directors
The new occupants of the former HSBC bank property in Goring Road are Dillistones Funeral Directors. 

Demolition and Construction Underway
At the end of 2017, planning permission was granted for a site behind Verandah Cafe in Goring Road to be developed as four residences. Contractors are now on site. 

Large Goring Road Shop Now 'Let'
After about 18 months, the double-fronted shop,  formerly a Spar supermarket, has been let. This is good news for residents and other traders in the heart of Goring-by-Sea. We have learned that the property will be divided thereby allowing two businesses to be established in our community.

Windfarm Starts Generating Electricity
Wind turbines in the Rampion Windfarm visible from Goring Beach are being turned on one-by-one. Many rotating turbines can be seen from Goring beach. Electricity is being generated and flowing ashore into the National Grid.  Read the Rampion Newsletter (below) published on December 13th 2017 below. Also checkout the Rampion Website for up-to-date information. 

Rampion Newsletter December 2017
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Courtlands - SOLD and now 'To Let'
The historic building in Parklands Avenue, once an NHS convalescent home and now 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, signs showing the building as 'To Let' were posted at the entrance. It is now 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 Submits Objection to Planning Application - Application refused.
As the result of phone calls and emails from GRA Members, the GRA Committee has submitted an objection to a planning application to add 2 two storey extensions to a property in Sea Lane located inside the Goring Conservation Area. Update - In November 2017, Worthing Borough Council refused planning permission

West Sussex GP Report Published
The 2016/17 Annual Report of the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group for West Sussex (oversees 48 GP practices including those in Goring-by-Sea) has been published.  

NHS Clinical Commissioning Group for West Sussex Annual Report
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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,
Martlets Way submission from GRA.pdf
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