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
- Just 13% of people believe the government is listening to them over frackingCPRE urges government to listen to public concerns over fracking earthquake regulations New public polling published today (21 February) by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) reveals that less than a quarter of people (24%) would support weakening limits on earthquakes caused by fracking. More than twice as many people... Read more »
- Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 Part 2 - Public Consultation on Schedule of Proposed Draft Main ModificationsA six-week consultation on the Schedule of Proposed Draft Main Modifications is running 18 February 2019 until 1 April 5pm. The Local Plan 2031 Part 2: Additional Sites and Detailed Policies was recently subject to Examination. The Inspector has now requested a Schedule of Proposed Draft Main Modifications to the plan. ... Read more »
- The 40 year deposit debate: ‘Don’t let history repeat itself’, warns CPRECPRE urges the Government to support an ‘all-in’ deposit return system that collects every drinks can and bottle as it launches a new consultation. England is one step closer to getting a deposit system that could boost recycling for bottles and cans to more than 90%, as the Department for Environment,... Read more »
- South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2034 - CPRE Oxfordshire full submissionThe South Oxfordshire Local Plan is proposing housing over and beyond what is required to meet local needs with nearly a third of the proposed housing allocated within the Oxford Green Belt. Consultation closes 18th February, 5pm - there is still time to have your say! Read CPRE Oxfordshire's full submission. What's... Read more »
- The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 - who's it for?Consultation on the vision for the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is now open. It will set development plans in train for the next generation, but who will benefit? And how will local people & the countryside cope? This is a vital document - now more than ever we need our local... Read more »
- CPRE reaction to NAO reportThe National Audit Office has today published a report Planning for New Homes detailing its analysis of how effectively the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government supports the planning regime to provide the ‘right homes in the right places’. It describes how vital the planning system is in determining... Read more »
- New maps show more than a third of people can’t easily enjoy England’s most beautiful countrysideCountryside charity CPRE calls for better access to our celebrated landscapes England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are revered for their spectacular landscapes and contain the country’s most iconic countryside, which can boost our physical health and mental wellbeing. But today, the Campaign to Protect Rural England... Read more »
- Cosmic census gets the nation counting starsCountryside charity CPRE is inviting everyone to take part in Star Count 2019 to help map our magical dark skies Star Count 2019, organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) gives people the opportunity to become ‘citizen scientists’ by taking part in a cosmic census that will help to... Read more »
- Oxford City Council Opposes Proposed ExpresswayIn a motion proposed by Cllr Andrew Gant, Oxford City Council resolved to oppose the Expressway as it is currently proposed. OCC feel there is a disconnect between the Oxford 2050 document, which enthusiastically welcomes the perceived benefits of the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, and the Oxfordshire Growth Board which regrets lack of... Read more »
- Got a Minute? CPRE Oxfordshire seeking Honorary SecretaryThe Oxfordshire Campaign to Protect Rural England is looking for a volunteer to do good, accurate minutes in a timely fashion and contribute, alongside other Trustees, to the good administration of the Charity. We need someone who is IT-literate with good organisational and communication skills. This is a great opportunity to... Read more »