Local Links

These website links are provided for the benefit of the local community and their inclusion does not indicate any partiality on behalf of the GSAA committee and we accept no responsibility for their content.

Local Council websites

In Goring, there are three tiers of relevant local government: parish, district and county councils (although this is currently under review).

  • Goring Parish Council is responsible for local issues such as bus shelters, footpaths, street lights, allotments, recreation and arts etc. The local Parish Council role is to represent the views of the village.
  • South Oxfordshire District Council is the regional council and is responsible for weekly food waste collections, fortnightly recycling and residual waste collections, leisure facilities, restaurant and takeaway inspections, carparks, public conveniences, regular street cleaning and dealing with fly tipping, planning services, housing services and other benefits.
  • Oxfordshire County Council provide children’s services, some education services, fire and rescue, roads, some street lighting, libraries and museums, social care, trading standards and waste disposal and control 80% of the Local Authority’s budget.

In Streatley, there are only two tiers of  local government: parish and unitary councils.

  • Streatley Parish Council is responsible for maintenance and replacement of play equipment, notice boards, street lights, signs and benches, upkeep of outside spaces, grass-cutting and grants for local amenities in Streatley. The local Parish Council role is to represent the views of the village.
  • West Berkshire Council is responsible for everything else i.e. waste collections, planning, roads, parking, housing, benefits, licensing and recreational services etc.

Tracking Council Planning Decisions

 Village Amenities

For information on local businesses, events and amenities, see here:

Countryside and Conservation

GSAA is a member of the following organisations:

  • Campaign for Protection of Rural England (Oxfordshire)  has been protecting the Oxfordshire countryside for more than 80 years and works to save green spaces from urban sprawl.
  •  The Chiltern Society aims to protect and enhance the Chiltern Hills AONB stretching from north Hertfordshire to Oxfordshire.
  •  Friends of the Ridgeway  is a group dedicated to preserving and maintaining the 87 mile Ridgeway trail, running from Bedfordshire to Wiltshire, for the quiet enjoyment of its many special features and promoting its value to everybody.

We also take a keen interest in the following organisations:

  • Campaign to Protect Rural England is a national charity, which campaigns for a beautiful and living countryside. They strive to ensure that our towns and countryside are better places to live, work and enjoy, now and in the future.
  • The Ridgeway National Trail is one of many national trails in the United Kingdom and the ancient 87 mile trail covers valleys and woodland.
  • The Thames Path National Trail covers 184 miles through waterside meadows, unspoilt villages and towns as it winds from the Cotswolds to the sea.
  • Goring and Streatley Sustainability Group was formed in 2006 and looks for opportunities to develop local sustainability projects.
  • Goring Gap in Bloom aim to encourage volunteers to improve local floral decoration and to work with other similar groups to enhance the natural environment.

Action Groups

  • Stop Tesco in Goring is an action group which opposes Tesco’s plan to open a store in Goring at the bottom of Reading Road.
  • Railway Action Group for Goring Gap is an action group aiming to persuade Network Rail to recognise its legal obligations to protect the appearance of the local AONB in respect of the electrification of the railway through the Goring Gap.
  • Goring and Streatley Sustainability Group was formed in 2006 and looks for opportunities to develop local sustainability projects.
  • Goring Gap in Bloom aims to encourage volunteer residents to improve local floral decoration and to work with other similar groups to enhance the natural environment.

 

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