Welcome to the Goring Gap!
The villages of Goring and Streatley span two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offer some of the best countryside, housing and community life in South Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, if not the country, and we’d like it to continue!
In existence since 1962, The Goring and Streatley Amenity Association, strives to conserve the distinctive character of our two villages whilst recognising the need for village life to thrive and develop in a sustainable way. In its early years the Association was instrumental in influencing the route of the M4 away from the villages, the decision not to erect electricity pylons across Streatley Hill, and in saving for the nation “The Holies” above Common Wood in Streatley and has been involved in many collaborative projects since.
So, if retaining what is special about our villages matters to you, please join us.
We want your views !
Our website aims to signpost you to local associations who care about the local environment and to encourage your feedback via email or our on-line comment facility.
Take a look at our Current Topics page, check out the latest local news and Community Events page, FAQs (coming soon), the local information resources and find out more about what you can do to protect and enhance the best things about village life!
So do join us and let your views be heard.
Our motto: “ To Inform, Consult, and Represent ”
News from the local area
- Port Meadow Mitigation PlansOxford University has submitted a planning application for mitigation of its controversial Castle Mill accommodation blocks at Port Meadow - Have Your Say by 15 March. After a lengthy campaign by CPRE and the Save Port Meadow Campaign group, the University was forced into a retrospective Environmental Statement assessing the significant... Read more »
- CPRE comment on Greener UK manifesto launchThe Greener UK coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, including the Campaign to Protect Rural England, has today launched its manifesto calling on the UK Government to restore and enhance the environment as part of its plans for leaving the European Union. Erica Popplewell, head of government and rural affairs at... Read more »
- Coca-Cola makes a refreshing decision about Scotland’s bottles and cansCampaign to Protect Rural England this morning welcomed news that major drinks multi-national Coca-Cola has changed its global position on deposit return systems, with an announcement that the company will support a deposit return system in Scotland. The decision comes after the soft drinks giant took a fresh look at... Read more »
- Campaign to Protect Rural England announces chief executive is moving onShaun Spiers to be director of Green Alliance CPRE congratulates its chief executive Shaun Spiers who is leaving to head up independent think tank and charity Green Alliance, which is coordinating the environment sector’s response to Brexit through the Greener UK Coalition.Shaun has led CPRE for almost 13 years and says... Read more »
- Natural Capital Committee Annual Report: CPRE reactionWith the most recent report of the Government’s Natural Capital Committee (NCC) launched this week, CPRE called on the Government to implement its recommendations. Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said: “It’s a sad fact that many people’s local green space is under threat from development,... Read more »
- Housing White Paper: CPRE reactionThe Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) broadly welcomes today’s Housing White Paper, in particular its focus on addressing market failure in the house building industry. Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said: "We welcome the White Paper’s promise to address failings of the housing market,... Read more »
- Airports National Policy Statement: CPRE's reactionThe Government has today published its draft Airports National Policy Statement which paves the way for a third runway at Heathrow and disastrous environmental consequences. Tom Fyans, director of campaigns and policy at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said: “As well as increasing carbon emissions, wrecking tranquillity under new flight... Read more »