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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 – full information on the villages and surrounding area including a comprehensive picture gallery. Places to stay, eat, visit and things to do.
The next GAP Festival is to be held in 2022.
When it’s not a medical emergency, dial 111
When it is not right to dial 999, dial 101
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SODC is Goring’s “parent” local authority. It is responsible for social housing, planning, recycling, waste disposal, bus passes and licensing.
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.
OCC maintains the roads and footpaths in Goring. It is also responsible for parking restrictions (yellow lines).
For “Street” related issues: potholes; flytipping; abandoned cars; fallen trees on highways etc.
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 to and from Goring & Streatley station. Services operated by Great Western Railway, half hourly during the day on Mondays to Saturdays, hourly on Sundays. Some additional peak journeys run through to Oxford and Paddington.
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
Return, door-to-door bus service for Reading
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.
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.
Register, book an appointment or order a repeat prescription online, or phone 01491 872372.
Special features for parents, carers, teachers and children at Goring Library, Station Road, Goring, Reading RG8 9ES: phone 01491 873028. For library opening times, see documents and notices page.
Goring and District Twinning Association
Goring is twinned with Belleme in Normandy, France (pictured).
Monthly colour magazine, delivered free to all homes in Goring and Streatley.
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”.
Our weekly newspaper.
Depending on whether you are travelling east or west, the Chilterns AONB begins or ends at Goring gap.