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
- Case for tripling roads budget based on wishful thinking, say campaignersLandmark research shows scant evidence that road schemes produce economic benefits, but that they increase traffic dramatically and damage the countryside New research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today reveals that road-building is failing to provide the congestion relief and economic boost promised, while devastating the environment... Read more »
- Affordable Housing in Oxfordshire - can the Housing White Paper deliver? Thurs 23 March6pm-8pm, Thursday 23 MarchSnow Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, London Roadhttp://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/visit-us/headington-campus/ Organised by Oxfordshire Community Land Trust and CPRE Oxfordshire The publication of the Government’s long-awaited Housing White Paper provides an opportunity for the many groups and individuals with an interest in promoting affordable housing in Oxfordshire... Read more »
- Campaigners urge Government to tackle mounting pressure on landExperts say a national approach to land use can unite environment and economy A new pamphlet released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that the case for a national approach to land use is more pressing than ever . CPRE’s pamphlet, ‘Landlines: why we need a strategic approach... Read more »
- Port Meadow Mitigation PlansOxford University has submitted a planning application for mitigation of its controversial Castle Mill accommodation blocks at Port Meadow - Have Your Say by 15 March. After a lengthy campaign by CPRE and the Save Port Meadow Campaign group, the University was forced into a retrospective Environmental Statement assessing the significant... Read more »
- CPRE comment on Greener UK manifesto launchThe Greener UK coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, including the Campaign to Protect Rural England, has today launched its manifesto calling on the UK Government to restore and enhance the environment as part of its plans for leaving the European Union. Erica Popplewell, head of government and rural affairs at... Read more »
- Coca-Cola makes a refreshing decision about Scotland’s bottles and cansCampaign to Protect Rural England this morning welcomed news that major drinks multi-national Coca-Cola has changed its global position on deposit return systems, with an announcement that the company will support a deposit return system in Scotland. The decision comes after the soft drinks giant took a fresh look at... Read more »
- Campaign to Protect Rural England announces chief executive is moving onShaun Spiers to be director of Green Alliance CPRE congratulates its chief executive Shaun Spiers who is leaving to head up independent think tank and charity Green Alliance, which is coordinating the environment sector’s response to Brexit through the Greener UK Coalition.Shaun has led CPRE for almost 13 years and says... Read more »
- Natural Capital Committee Annual Report: CPRE reactionWith the most recent report of the Government’s Natural Capital Committee (NCC) launched this week, CPRE called on the Government to implement its recommendations. Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said: “It’s a sad fact that many people’s local green space is under threat from development,... Read more »