The Goring-on-Thames Parish Council has 10 seats, and currently is made up of 8 elected and 2 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.

20mph Public Consultation

At a meeting of the Parish Council on 21st March 2022, it was resolved to apply for implementation of a parish wide 20mph limit. Subsequent to the application, Oxfordshire County Council Highways department (OCCH) has launched a public consultation, open until 2nd December 2022, into the proposed implementation of 20mph throughout Goring, incorporating the existing 20mph limit on the High Street.  For full details, and how to comment please visit the Let’s Talk website.

The notice from OCCH is below, along with the statement of reasons.

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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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