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
- JOB VACANCY: Communications Manager (P-T)Join the team! CPRE Oxfordshire is looking for a part-time Communications Manager to help us spread the message about the need for the right development in the right place... Communications Manager (Part-time - 15 hours a week, 2 year contract) CPRE Oxfordshire was founded in 1931 and has been actively protecting Oxfordshire’s countryside... Read more »
- CPRE reaction to 25-year Environment PlanCPRE is delighted at the Government’s commitment to improving the environment shown in the 25-year plan launched today. But it warned that the Government needs to follow up its vision with actions to make sure we use resources better, from plastics to land, if its vision is to be delivered. Belinda Gordon,... Read more »
- 5p plastic bag charge extended to all retailersCPRE is pleased to hear that the 5p charge for plastic bags in all major retailers, which has seen huge success since it was introduced in 2015, will now be extended to all small shops. Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make the announcement tomorrow, when delivering the Government's 25-year... Read more »
- CPRE welcomes coffee cup recommendationsThe Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes today’s clear recommendation from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that the UK Government should continue to use economic measures to reduce packaging and increase recycling. The EAC is recommending a 25p charge on disposable coffee cups in its new report, Disposable packaging: Coffee... Read more »
- CPRE comment on post-Brexit agriculture subsidiesCPRE welcomes Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s announcement today (4 January) that the current subsidy regime for farmers, in which most payments are related to the amount of land owned, will be replaced by a scheme focused on public benefits and enhancing the countryside. CPRE made the case for this in... Read more »
- Urgent recommendation from the Environmental Audit Committee for a deposit return schemeThe Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is delighted by the recommendation from the Environmental Audit Committee that the UK Government should introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles, to help increase recycling and curb the devastation caused by plastic waste. The recommendation comes from the Committee’s new report,... Read more »
- Local democracy bypassed in new fracking rows say FoE and CPREThe Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and Friends of the Earth (FoE) have condemned moves by fracking company Ineos to remove local decision-making powers from councils in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. Ineos, who applied earlier this year to drill exploratory wells near Eckington in Derbyshire and Harthill in Rotherham,... Read more »
- Council brownfield registers miss land that could provide an extra 200,000 homesCPRE finds current process isn’t spotting enough small brownfield sites Brownfield Land Registers are failing to record the small brownfield plots that could provide space for an extra 188,734 homes across England, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has found. A more proactive process and access to Land Registry data... Read more »
- CPRE Kent legal victory saves priceless landscape at DoverCPRE Kent today won a landmark victory at the Supreme Court, which overturned the decision by Dover District Council to grant planning permission for 521 houses and a retirement village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Farthingloe. The Supreme Court agreed with CPRE Kent’s arguments that the Planning Committee... Read more »
- CPRE delighted two major retailers will back a Deposit Return SystemIceland and the Co-op have become the first supermarkets to publicly back a UK-wide deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers as a way to tackle plastic pollution in the countryside and oceans. The announcement follows a survey of major UK supermarkets and their views on the introduction of a DRS... Read more »