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
- Fantastic result for 2017 Chilterns Buildings Design AwardsOutstanding building design in the Chilterns area has been recognised in this year’s Buildings Design Awards with the Hundred Hills Vineyard in Stonor Valley being the overall winner! ... Read more »
- Councils failing to protect countryside in growth plansCPRE research finds Green Belt and AONB at risk from local authority growth ambitions The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today shows that councils are failing to apply planning guidance that is designed to protect precious countryside. Councils are expected by Government to establish and have a plan to meet an... Read more »
- West Oxon Local Plan Stage 2 Hearings 9-18 MayCPRE & community groups will be appearing in front of an Inspector to seek improvements to West Oxfordshire's draft Local Plan, alongside mass ranks of developers! Why not come along and support us? The hearings will run from 9th - 19th May 2017 in The Council Chamber and Committee Room 1/2 West... Read more »
- New chief executive for the Campaign to Protect Rural EnglandCrispin Truman to take up appointment in autumn The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chief executive, Crispin Truman, who has led The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) for more than a decade. Crispin has been chief executive of the CCT since 2003, during... Read more »
- Reminder: Vale Local Plan consultation closes 4 MayThe deadline for comments on the Vale of White Horse District's Local Plan Part 2, including further allocations of housing and policies on a wide range of environmental issues, is 5pm, Thursday 4 May. Have your say! The draft Plan proposes new housing at Grove, East Hanney, Harwell, Kingston Bagpuize and... Read more »
- County Council elections, 4 MayWith elections for the County Council taking place across Oxfordshire on Thursday 4 May, we've written to candidates asking for their support for the countryside. We are calling on all parties to develop better policies so we can: • Make sure the right houses are built in the right places: housing policies... Read more »
- CPRE publishes manifesto for the 2017 General ElectionThe Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has published its manifesto for the 2017 General Election. The manifesto calls on all parties to recognise the countryside’s huge contribution to the economy and our sense of who we are as individuals and communities, and to develop policies that will protect and enhance... Read more »
- 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 »