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
- Buy-drink-return: how deposits on cans and bottles will untangle recycling confusionLitter pick collects a staggering 11,212 drinks containers of all materials and sizes – but the imminent introduction of a deposit return system is set to spark a recycling revolution. Throughout September, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) held 35 litter picks across England as part of its nationwide ‘Green... Read more »
- One Week to Help Protect the Vale CountrysideThe consultation on the Thames Water revised draft Water Resources Management Plan runs until 28 November. Please respond THIS WEEK to help protect the Vale countryside. CPRE Oxfordshire and GARD (Group Against Reservoir Development) are calling for a Public Inquiry to ensure robust and independent examination of Thames Water plans. Have... Read more »
- Oxford City Local PlanHave your say! Consultation runs until 4pm, Thurs 13 December Oxford City is finally bringing forward its Local Plan for consultation and getting this right is also critical for the surrounding countryside. In our view, there’s more to be done to build the houses we need within the City. What is the... Read more »
- Public to have say on new National ParksFor the first time in nearly 70 years, the public will have their say on how the country’s most cherished landscapes can be enhanced for future generations. Environment Secretary Michael Gove and writer Julian Glover are inviting views on how England's 10 National Parks and 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty... Read more »
- A depressing day for the countrysideProposed large scale housing developments on both Cherwell and Vale of White Horse Green Belt land given the go ahead. Helen Marshall, CPRE Oxfordshire Director said: “The whole strategy on which these decisions are based is wrong, reserving Oxford for employment growth and offloading housing onto Districts does not offer a fair... Read more »
- Oxford Central Conservation Area ConsultationOxford City Council held a long overdue review of Oxford Central’s conservation area, whcich ended on 26th October. The consultation aimed to find out what resident’s think is most important in terms of preservation but could also identify a site/s for redevelopment in Oxford’s historic centre. The city council’s board member for... Read more »
- Government Response to Ox-Cam Arc is devastating blow for local democracy and our countrysideThe Government acceptance of recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission to develop the Oxford-Cambridge Arc despite no formal public consultation, environmental assessment or parliamentary inquiry having taken place, is a ‘devastating blow for local democracy and the countryside’, says CPRE. The National Infrastructure Commission has recommended a million new houses in... Read more »
- Ox-Cam Arc is 'devastating blow for local democracy and the countryside'The Government acceptance of recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission to develop the Oxford-Cambridge Arc despite no formal public consultation, environmental assessment or parliamentary enquiry having taken place, is a ‘devastating blow for local democracy and the countryside’, says CPRE. The National Infrastructure Commission has recommended a million new houses in... Read more »
- CPRE reaction to government announcement of measures to tackle plastic pollutionMeasures announced by the Chancellor today to address the environmental crisis caused by single-use plastics do not go far enough in halting the damage to our countryside and oceans caused by litter and plastic pollution. CPRE welcomes the introduction of a tax on plastic products that do not include sufficient recycled... Read more »
- CPRE reaction to the Autumn BudgetCPRE has today expressed disappointment at the Government’s support for large new road-building projects, with billions of pounds of funding allocated for new roads in the Thames Estuary and the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. This scale of expenditure stands in stark contrast to the limited investment for environmental improvements announced in the Budget... Read more »