Flooding Update 09/01/2024:

If any residents or businesses in South Oxfordshire were affected, please report the flooding here via the form at the bottom of this page: https://www.oxfordshirefloodtoolkit.com/emergency/report-flood/

This is particularly important in helping to securing funding for our areas from the government’s financial flood support announced today.   

Residents affected by flooding can also potentially apply for government funding themselves – the information is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-payments-for-communities-affected-by-flooding 

People can also call the Environment Agency’s flooding hotline for advice and support at any time, seven days a week, on 0345 988 1188.

The County Council webpage:  https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/river-levels-in-oxfordshire/ also contains helpful information and signposting and is being updated regularly. 

The Goring-on-Thames Parish Council has 10 seats, and currently is made up of 7 elected and 3 co-opted unpaid Councillors, a Clerk, an Assistant Clerk, a Facilities Assistant, and other support staff. 

We strive to represent the interests of the village and its residents.  The Full Council meet regularly, as do the various committees including Planning Committee, Finance Committee & Traffic Management, Parking and Pedestrian Safety Committee.

The Goring-on-Thames Parish Council office is temporarily in the Gardiner Pavilion, located at the Gardiner Recreation Ground, Upper Red Cross Road, Goring.

Please continue to contact us by emailing Clerk@GoringParishCouncil.gov.uk, you are welcome to make an appointment to meet with the Clerk at a mutually agreeable time, however if you want to drop in, standard opening times are 09:30 – 12:30 each Tuesday and Friday.

Gigaclear Fibre Network Installation – update 22/08/2023

It now seems that the digging and installation of the ducting infrastructure for the underground network is largely complete, although Gigaclear have not yet confirmed this.   In some areas in the village the fibre network installation has started. In addition to the underground fibre network cabling there still needs to be work to provide overhead fibre connections to those premises that are already served by telegraph poles. We are waiting to be given a firm completion date for all this work and when the Gigaclear broadband service can be ordered.

In the meantime if the installation work in your area has not been “made good” please email Rezia Khan the project customer service representative Rezia.Khan@gigaclear.com to report areas that need to be put right.

White Hill Burial Ground – Plot and Memorials Inspections

Following training by the Institute for Cemetery and Crematoria Management, Goring-on-Thames Parish Council will proceed with a full inspection of all memorial stones for safety.  We take our responsibilities for the health and safety of the public, staff, contractors, and all others who visit our graveyard seriously.  And recent staff training has highlighted the need for periodic checks of graveyard memorial stones to ensure their safety for all who visit the White Hill Burial Ground site.

During the inspections, each grave will also be inspected for its adherence with the Burial Ground Regulations.

If you are a current plot owner please ensure the Council is aware of your current contact details so we can contact you if there is an issue, an update form is available on this website along side all of our Burial Ground forms and regulations which can be found here.

You can also contact the Council directly for burial ground matters on: WHBG@GoringParishCouncil.gov.uk

Reporting Suspected Illegally Parked Vehicles.

Did you know you can report these yourself? If you suspect a car has been parked illegally – on yellow lines, or outside the permitted times etc you can report them here:


You can do this from a smart phone too, you need the make model and registration of the vehicle and preferably also a photo plus the time and date of the parking.

The more reports there are for a specific area and time of day, the more likely that area will have an extra visit at that time.

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GPC is a local authority which makes decisions on behalf of, and represents the interests of, the people in the parish. It is the level of local government closest to the community, with the district authority (South Oxfordshire District Council) and the county authority (Oxfordshire County Council) above it in the hierarchy. 

Different tiers of local government are responsible for different things in our community.  Please see below a quick reference guide as to the main areas of responsibility of Goring-on-Thames Parish Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council.

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