Local Resources

This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Goring.

Goring on Thames Parish Council is not responsible for the content of other websites.

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(Genie) Gap Electronic News and Information Exchange

A free, local e-newsletter service.  Find out more and subscribe at genienews.org.

 

The aims of Goring Gap in Bloom are:
a) to encourage voluntary work in the community to enhance the floral decoration of both Goring and Streatley
b) to work with other like-minded groups to improve and develop the natural environment and facilities in local open spaces.

To find out more, look at the Goring Gap in Bloom website.

 

 

Goring and Streatley Visitors Website

Goring and Streatley Visitors Website – full information on the villages and surrounding area including a comprehensive picture gallery. Places to stay, eat, visit and things to do.

Goring and Streatley Visitors Guide

Goring and Streatley Visitors Guide

Links to an interactive brochure and video with all the information visitors and residents alike will find useful.

Medical Non-Emergency Number

Medical Non-Emergency Number

When it’s not a medical emergency, dial 111

Police Non-Emergency Number

Police Non-Emergency Number

When it is not right to dial 999, dial 101

Thames Valley Police - Crime Updates

Thames Valley Police – Crime Updates

Sign-up to receive regular crime update emails and find out who’s got banged-up for what.

South Oxfordshire District Council

South Oxfordshire District Council

SODC is Goring’s “parent” local authority. It is responsible for social housing, planning, recycling, waste disposal, bus passes and licensing.

SODC Planning Applications

SODC Planning Applications

Search by location, date or reference number on the SODC website.

All applications for properties in the parish of Goring are referred for consultation to Goring Parish Council.

Oxfordshire County Council Highways

Oxfordshire County Council Highways

OCC maintains the roads and footpaths in Goring. It is also responsible for parking restrictions (yellow lines).

Potholes Hotline

Potholes Hotline

Whether your car’s been damaged by a pothole and you want to know how to make a claim or you just want to report a poor piece of road.

Local Services

Local Services

Click on the heading or image then use your postcode to find information on council services relating to your home or place of work. You can see the normal bin collection days and changes in bank holiday weeks; also, your nearest waste disposal and recycling centre, nearest leisure centre, how to contact your local councillors, current council tax rates and any planning matter relating to the property. It’s all in one place.

Train Services

Train Services

Train services to and from Goring & Streatley station. Services operated by First Great Western.

Bus Services

Bus Services

Bus travel – local services to and from Goring are operated by Goring Forward Buses (a Community Interest not-for-profit company).  For details see their website goingforwardbuses.com

Door-to-Door Shopping Bus to Reading

Door-to-Door Shopping Bus to Reading

Return, door-to-door bus service for Reading

Free Parking

Free Parking

Parking is free for one hour in the Wheel Orchard car park, 50yds from the village shops. The entrance is alongside the Catherine Wheel pub in Station Road.

Pedestrian Route

Pedestrian Route

Pedestrian Route from Goring and Streatley railway station to Thames river and lock. This topographical map is will be especially appreciated by visitors with limited mobility and requiring large print.

Street name plates - report damage

Street name plates – report damage

This form enables you to report a damaged or dilapidated street name plate to South Oxfordshire District Council. It’s best if you can attach a photograph.

Abandoned vehicle report form

Abandoned vehicle report form

Abandoned vehicles should be reported to South Oxfordshire District Council

Medical practice (Goring and Woodcote)

Medical practice (Goring and Woodcote)

Register, book an appointment or order a repeat prescription online, or phone 01491 872372.

Goring village library - location and opening hours

Goring village library – location and opening hours

Special features for parents, carers, teachers and children at Goring Library, Station Road, Goring, Reading RG8 9ES: phone 01491 873028. For mobile library times, see documents and notices page.

Goring and District Twinning Association

Goring and District Twinning Association

Goring is twinned with Bellme in Normandy, France (pictured).

Goring Gap News

Goring Gap News

Monthly colour magazine, delivered free to all homes in Goring and Streatley.

Salters river boat services from Goring

Salters river boat services from Goring

Services between Reading and Wallingford call at Goring lock between May and September.

Thames path national trail

Thames path national trail

Goring’s place on the Thames path, which “follows England’s best known river for 184 miles (294km) as it meanders from its source in the Cotswolds through several rural counties and on through the bustle of the City of London”.

Henley Standard

Henley Standard

Our weekly newspaper.

Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB)

Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB)

Depending on whether you are travelling east or west, the Chilterns AONB begins or ends at Goring gap.

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