Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Play areas to re-open with covid regulations

GORING’S two playgrounds are set to re-open. The parish council, which manages the facilities at Bourdillon Field, off Wallingford ...

 

Father and son firefighters in Thames charity paddle

Father and son firefighters in Thames charity paddle

TWO firefighters raised more than £2,200 for charity by kayaking 135 miles down the River Thames. Keith Avery, 50, and his son ...

 

Festive food fair cancelled

GORING’S annual festive food fair at the village hall won’t be taking place this year. Although the venue is now open to the public, ...

 

Reserve map

A LEAFLET has been produced to guide visitors around the Withymead nature reserve near Goring. It includes a hand-drawn map by artist ...

 

Netwalking

A NEW business initiative based on meeting new contacts while walking has been launched in Goring. Natural Netwalking meets early on ...

 

Villagers back £60,000 road safety measures

MORE than half of Goring residents support measures to tackle speeding and congestion in the village. The parish council has agreed to ...

 

Pub chef cooked for the Queen... sort of

THE new chef at the John Barleycorn pub in Goring has cooked for the Queen... sort of. Jim Ayliffe, who learned his trade as a young ...

 

Volunteer hub plan

A PERMANENT community volunteering hub could be set up in Goring. The team which ran the village’s telephone helpline during the ...

 

Steaming in

A STEAM train passed through Goring station at about 11am on Saturday. The Southern Railway Number 34046, named Braunton, was ...

 

Contenders

TWO applicants have come forward for the remaining vacant seats on Goring Parish Council. They could be co-opted at the council’s next ...

 

Bus returns

THE fortnightly Readibus dial-a-ride service from Goring to Reading has resumed with funding from the village mobility group and ...

 

Good to be back, says landlord after taking over pub

Good to be back, says landlord after taking over pub

TWO old friends are now running the John Barleycorn in Goring. Pete Fisher, who was born in Streatley, has taken over the Brakspear ...

 

Fashion designer couple launch menswear shop

Fashion designer couple launch menswear shop

A CLOTHES designer who helped create the costumes for the Kingsman films [read all about their experiences in our story here] has ...

 

Run double

TWO running events are to start and finish in Goring. The Chiltern Wonderland 50, a 50-mile loop through South Oxfordshire, will set ...

 

Homes plans

PLANS have been submitted for a new three-bedroom property in the grounds of a house in Elmhurst Road, Goring. Another applicant is ...

 

‘Meeting film stars is not normal day’s work but is fun’

‘Meeting film stars is not normal day’s work but is fun’

ADAM CAMERON became involved with the Kingsman spy films after leaving Dunhill. He was contacted by a former colleague, who was ...

 

Bloom snaps

A PHOTOGRAPHIC competition was held in place of this year’s Goring Greenfingers summer show, which was called off due to the ...

 

Mask money

A SECOND-HAND goods shop in Goring has donated £500 to the village library. Nikki Bateman, of Barbara’s, off Station Road, raised the ...

 

Art display

AN art exhibition on the theme of pilgrimage will be held at St Thomas’ Church in Goring from September 10 to 13. It will feature work ...

 

Bus boost

GORING’S mobility issues group is to continue funding the village’s Readibus service. The dial-a-ride service to Reading is due to ...

 

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