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
- Environment Secretary's speech on 'delivering a Green Brexit'In a speech today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove set out his vision for the future of the environment after Brexit, restating the Government’s pledge to “leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it.” Commenting on the speech, Graeme Willis, CPRE food and farming campaigner, said: “We welcome the Secretary... Read more »
- OAN methodology consultation: CPRE commentWith the Government poised to release its consultation on housing targets, CPRE warns that focusing on land release rather than the types of houses built will do nothing to provide people with homes they can afford. CPRE agrees that there is a significant need to boost the number of new... Read more »
- CPRE comment on the Repeal BillAs part of the EU, the UK has a shared body of environmental legislation. From biodiversity conservation to environmental quality and sustainable development, these laws protect our environment. An estimated 80% of environmental policies in the UK are shaped by EU law . Commenting on the publication of the Repeal Bill... Read more »
- Bodmin Moor awarded Dark Sky Landscape statusCPRE is very pleased by today’s announcement that Bodmin Moor in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been awarded Dark Sky Landscape status by the International Dark-Sky Association, the first AONB to gain this recognition. Such places are designated by the international body if they meet standards for... Read more »
- CPRE comment on new road fundCommenting on the transport secretary Chris Grayling’s announcement of a new “bypass fund” to tackle congestion, Daniel Carey-Dawes, Senior Infrastructure Campaigner at CPRE said: “Today’s announcement gives us nothing new. Although the Secretary of State is heralding this fund as a way of tackling congestion and unlocking local economies, the reality... Read more »
- CPRE South Oxfordshire District AGM - Sat 15 July 20172.30pm, Saturday 15 July 2017 Glebe House, Reading Road, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 9DT The AGM will be followed by a brief district committee meeting. Following this there will be a short talk on how to make your house energy efficent. Sue and Richard have spent the last five years renovating Glebe House... Read more »
- More Green Belt being lost without tackling housing crisis425,000 houses now planned for Green Belt, of which more than 70% are unaffordable The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today reveals a significant increase in houses planned for the Green Belt, and yet most of these houses will be unaffordable to those who need them. Based on local and city-regional... Read more »
- CPRE Sussex named winners at Planning Awards 2017‘Making Places’ project wins Award for Community-Led Placemaking The Sussex branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has been recognised at the 2017 Planning Awards for its work on community engagement. The branch won the Community-Led Placemaking award for its innovative ‘Making Places’ project. The project aims to help local... Read more »
- Campaign to Protect Rural England appoints new fundraising directorThe Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has appointed Elvira Meucci-Lyons as its new director of fundraising. Elvira has headed campaigning and fundraising teams for several major UK charities. She has led the retention and development team at Shelter UK, and spent 11 years handling marketing campaigns, community fundraising and outreach... Read more »