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
- Deposit refund system could save councils £35 million a yearNew study finds that local authorities stand to benefit from introduction of a DRS for plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans. A new report published today finds that local authorities across England could save up to £35 million every year if a deposit refund system (DRS) for drinks containers was introduced in England. Analysis... Read more »
- Survival of the English Village 2.45 pm, Sat 11 Nov 2017Survival of the English Village - A talk by Tom Fort, author of The Village News Saturday 11 November 2017 at Lewknor Village Hall https://goo.gl/maps/mdRm5rzbnPk Doors open 2.45 pm Talk starts 3.00 pm To be followed by a discussion on the South Oxfordshire District Local Plan, introduced by Professor Richard Harding, Chairman of... Read more »
- Cherwell Local Plan - Green Belt proposals fundamentally unsoundLAST CHANCE! Cherwell District Council's consultation on proposals to build nearly 4,000 houses on Oxford's Green Belt closes at 5pm, Tuesday 10 October. See CPRE Oxfordshire's response here. ... Read more »
- Response to PM speechIn response to the Prime Minister’s speech today at Conservative Party Conference, Tom Fyans, Director of Campaigns and Policy at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) said: “We welcome the Prime Minister’s pledge that she intends to get the Government back into the business of building houses again. “But we hope... Read more »
- Public has little faith in Government to build ‘right homes in right places’With Government planning to increase housing numbers in expensive areas, a public poll reveals little public faith in either Government or large developers to meet local housing needs. A YouGov poll commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that just 5% of people think that the national Government... Read more »
- The wrong homes in the wrong placesNew paper shows Government focus on meeting market demand is failing to provide homes people need A new paper published today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that the Government’s continuing failure to prioritise genuine local housing needs over market demand will perpetuate the housing crisis while wasting... Read more »
- CPRE comment on housing consultation launchIn response to today's publication of the Government consultation on measures "to boost housing supply in England", Matt Thomson, head of planning at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said: “We hoped that this consultation would go some way to addressing the housing crisis while fulfilling the Government's commitment to... Read more »
- CPRE delighted with news of deposit return system for ScotlandThe Scottish Government has today announced it will introduce a national deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers. This comes after a number of successful pilot schemes across Scotland, alongside evidence commissioned by the Scottish Government that confirms the system’s many economic and environmental benefits. The Campaign to Protect Rural England... Read more »
- New chief executive starts at Campaign to Protect Rural EnglandThe Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) this week welcomes Crispin Truman into his role as the charity’s new chief executive. Crispin joins CPRE from The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) where he was responsible for major regeneration projects and creating partnerships to help sustain local heritage. Crispin said he was looking... Read more »
- Report on Government's second Road Investment Strategy: CPRE commentIn a joint report released today, Campaign for Better Transport, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and 16 other environmental groups call on the Government to focus on improving existing roads and motorways rather than building new ones. Rising to the challenge: a shared green vision for RIS2 calls for funding... Read more »