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
- Campaign to Protect Rural England appoints new fundraising directorThe Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has appointed Elvira Meucci-Lyons as its new director of fundraising. Elvira has headed campaigning and fundraising teams for several major UK charities. She has led the retention and development team at Shelter UK, and spent 11 years handling marketing campaigns, community fundraising and outreach... Read more »
- CPRE: reaction to Queen's SpeechIn the Queen's Speech today, the Government has outlined a number of plans that will affect the countryside, namely in major infrastructure and agriculture. In reaction to the plans for new infrastructure, the Campaign to Protect Rural England's senior infrastructure campaigner Daniel Carey-Dawes said: "Rural communities increasingly feel that infrastructure is being... Read more »
- Community Led Housing event - Tuesday 4 July, Oxford Brookes UniversityThe next meeting on Community Led Housing will take place on Tuesday 4 July 6-8pm at Oxford Brookes University. Jointly organised by Oxfordshire Community Land Trust, CPRE and Community First Oxfordshire and hosted by Oxford Brookes University. Agenda: • Tom McCulloch (Community First Oxfordshire) Introduction• Oxford Community Led Housing project: Fiona Mullins (Community... Read more »
- CPRE on the General Election and cabinet reshuffleAs Theresa May started to announce her new Government, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) said it was looking forward to making sure countryside issues were at the fore of policy and the Brexit negotiations. Tom Fyans, director of campaigns and policy, and acting CEO, Campaign to Protect Rural England... Read more »
- Developers renege on affordable homes as countryside faces housing crisisCouncil targets to meet local need missed in many areas New research from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), released today, shows a growing crisis of affordable housing provision in many rural areas. Using Government data, the research indicates that the proportion of affordable homes being provided by non-metropolitan local authorities... Read more »
- Chilterns Conservation Board responds to UK Airspace Policy ConsultationThe CCB has responded to the UK Airspace Policy Consultation stressing the importance of protected landscapes and the need for tranquility for human and wildlife health.... Read more »
- CPRE's response to Supreme Court ruling on paragraph 49 of the NPPFThe Supreme Court’s judgement in Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes and Richborough Estates v Cheshire East Borough Council has issued a significant ruling about the meaning of specific policies within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). In this judgement, the judges supported a narrow definition of 'policies for the... Read more »
- CPRE Vale of White Horse District AGM, Sat 1 JulyCPRE Vale of White Horse District's AGM will take place in Letcombe Regis Village Hall at 11.30am Saturday 1 July. CPRE Oxfordshire's Branch AGM takes place at the same venue at 2pm that day. (Those wishing to attend both may be interested in lunch at the nearby Greyhound Inn.) All welcome!... Read more »
- Visit to Ardley Viridor Waste Facility, Wed 19 July1pm-3pm, Wednesday 19 July BOOKING BY 5TH JULY 2017 ESSENTIAL CPRE members & guests are invited to join us for a fascinating tour of the Ardley Viridor Waste Facility near Bicester. The building of the incinerator at Ardley was a matter of concern to CPRE because of its potential impact on the environment, and... Read more »