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
- Abingdon Reservoir: Thames Water under pressure on population estimatesAfter questions from CPRE, Thames Water says it will reconsider the growth targets it is working to, undermining the case for the Abingdon Reservoir - but much more to be done. HAVE YOUR SAY! TW consultation closes 29 April. After pressure from campaigners, Thames Water has said that it is substantially... Read more »
- CPRE Cherwell North & South - Extraordinary General Meeting, 22 May 20187pm, Tuesday 22 May 2018 at Steeple Aston Village HallFir Lane, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire OX25 4SF You are warmly invited to the above meeting, which we hope will see the re-arrangement of our local CPRE structure in order to put us in a better position to cope with the challenges ahead. Currently,... Read more »
- CPRE delighted by deposit return announcementCountryside campaigners celebrate as the Government announces the introduction of a deposit return system The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) wholeheartedly congratulates the Government on its decision to introduce a nationwide deposit return system (DRS) for plastic and glass bottles, as well as aluminium cans. The introduction will help boost... Read more »
- Reaction to ‘The countryside at a crossroads’CPRE welcome a new report looking at the future of our natural environment and needs of rural communities The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes a report launched today (22 March) by the House of Lords Select Committee, which makes a series of recommendations about the needs of rural communities... Read more »
- Need for small farms support in Agriculture BillCPRE join farming and environmental alliance to protect farm size diversity The Campaign to Protect Rural England has joined forces with the Family Farmers Association, Friends of the Earth, New Economics Foundation, Landworkers Alliance, Sustain, and the Tenant Farmers Association to call for farm diversity to be protected and improved in... Read more »
- New book for CPREShaun Spiers sets out how the country can address the housing crisis without unnecessary loss of countryside This week sees the publication of How to build houses and save the countryside by former CPRE chief executive Shaun Spiers, which pulls together many of the debates and issues that dominated his time... Read more »
- CPRE reaction to review of planning rulesCPRE has given a cautious welcome to some of the measures in today’s long-awaited review of planning rules But it warns that the failure to guarantee that land is used sustainably for housing and in a way that genuinely meets communities’ need threatens to undermine the government’s aims in addressing the... Read more »
- Rural communities denied affordable housing as developers exploit loopholeHousing developers are using a legal loophole to dodge building affordable homes across the countryside, according to data analysed together for the first time by Shelter and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). The research is released ahead of a speech on Monday 5 March by Sajid Javid, the Secretary... Read more »
- CPRE welcomes agriculture proposalsCPRE has welcomed the Government’s proposed direction on future agricultural policy published today (27 February) and urged it to resist calls to simply maintain the status quo. The consultation sets out a new direction for a countryside where food production goes hand-in-hand with delivering benefits for the wider public. The proposals... Read more »
- Abingdon Reservoir back on the cards!Thames Water has finally published its draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019 - the Abingdon reservoir is included in the Plan, but is pushed back until 2043. Thames Water has finally published its dWRMP19 (draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019) which sets out details of current water supply, future challenges and... Read more »