The Goring-on-Thames Parish Council has 10 seats, and currently is made up of 5 elected and 2 co-opted unpaid Councillors, a Clerk, an Assistant Clerk, a Facilities Assistant, and other support staff.  3 Seats on the Council are currently vacant.  We strive to represent the interests of the village and its residents.  Both the Full Council and Planning Committee meet regularly.

The Goring-on-Thames Parish Council office is 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, however at this time we are not operating “open office hours” this is because of a large archiving project which is taking up most of the space in the office.

Vacancy for Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The Council currently has a vacancy in the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, full details of the role, person specification and how to apply can be found on the vacancies page.

By Election – 14th July 2022 

SODC have issued the Notice of Election, it can be found on the vacancies page.  These statement of persons nominted, and confirmationa poll will be held on the 14th July has also been issued.

Jubilee Day – 5th June 2022 – Street Party

Goring-on-Thames Parish Council was approached by the Gap Festival Committee who advised that the Jubilee Street party was at risk due to lack of funds for important equipment, to ensure the event met safety requirements.

GPC convened an urgent extra council meeting on the 16 May 2022 and after some discussion with Gap Festival representatives it was resolved, for the benefit of our community, to part grant / part loan the money ensuring that the street party could go ahead.

Summer of Play 2022

The list of events is still being finalised, but please save the date for 1st-21st August 2022.  Please come back soon to book your tickets.

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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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