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.
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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
- CPRE response to the announcement of a General ElectionIn a statement this morning, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that a General Election will be held on 8 June 2017. Here is CPRE's response: This General Election presents all parties with an opportunity to demonstrate their strong commitment to a thriving natural environment. Our countryside plays a vital role in... Read more »
- 25-year environment plan can still leave legacyThis morning (11 April) the BBC ran its take on a leaked copy of the Government’s forthcoming 25-year plan for the environment. The 25-year plan has been delayed a number of times in the past year, and there is now speculation of further delays. The BBC has reported that the plan... Read more »
- New national litter strategy will forge a more beautiful and resourceful EnglandThe Government has today launched its National Litter Strategy, which includes a concrete pledge to look into deposit return systems for drinks containers, measures to tackle roadside littering and greater analysis of packaging design. With annual litter costs estimated at around £1 billion, it was essential that the Government sought to... Read more »
- Government takes decisive step on deposit returnThe Government has today announced that it is forming an expert working group to look into ways of cutting litter and boosting recycling. One of the main areas of the group’s work will be looking into deposit return systems for drinks containers. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has long... Read more »
- West Oxfordshire Local Plan - Hearing dates setRegister BY 12 APRIL to appear at the Hearings. The hearing dates for the revised West Oxfordshire Local Plan have now been set, with the sessions due to start on Tuesday 9 May. Those wishing to attend must register with the Programme Officer by 5pm, Wednesday 12 April, with any written submissions by... Read more »
- CPRE welcomes new brownfield registers across the countryRegulations requiring local authorities to develop and publish brownfield land registers come into force on Easter Day (16 April). The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has campaigned for brownfield registers since the requirement was dropped for local authorities to submit brownfield data to the National Land Use Database in 2010.... Read more »
- CPRE Oxfordshire Branch AGM - Sat 1 July 20172pm, Saturday 1 July 2017 Letcombe Regis Village Hall, Letcombe Regis, Wantage OX12 9LJ https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Letcombe+Regis+Village+Hall/ Keynote Speaker: Martin Harris, Trustee, Wild Oxfordshire, on 'The Oxfordshire State of Nature Report 2017' From Local Plans to Expressways, there's been lots going on by way of development in the County over the last year and plenty still to come.... Read more »
- CPRE response to ‘rural proofing’ guidanceCPRE has welcomed the Government’s new rural-proofing guidance which sets out how all new Government policies can be assessed to determine their impact on rural areas. Defra published the guidance in response to Lord Cameron of Dillington’s review in 2015. "The key will be ensuring the guidance is used across Government... Read more »
- CPRE comment on Article 50With Article 50 being triggered today we are now formally on the road to leaving the EU. It’s a political process that few organisations and issues won’t be affected by in some way or another. For CPRE, farming and broader environmental regulation will be among the negotiations that we’ll be... Read more »
- 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 »