Tuesday, 26 May 2020

£3.7m fund to mitigate ugly rail gantries

CAMPAIGNERS in the Goring area hope to claim a share of a £3.75 million fund which has been launched to offset the environmental ...

 

Rewriting history

HISTORIAN and TV presenter Lucy Worsley was amused to see herself “quoted” in the latest edition of the adult comic Viz. A reader’s ...

 

The Rainbow Runners

The Rainbow Runners

A PHARMACIST who was struck down with covid-19 is about to finish running 200km in aid of doctors and nurses who are treating people ...

 

Eggstra special gifts for care homes

Eggstra special gifts for care homes

A WOMAN from Goring delivered more than 125 chocolate eggs to staff at local care homes during the Easter weekend. Nikita Patel ...

 

Garden designer raises £1,500 for charity by selling boxes of fruit and veg

Garden designer raises £1,500 for charity by selling boxes of fruit and veg

A GARDEN designer has raised at least £1,500 for a domestic violence charity by selling boxes of fruit, vegetable and flower seedlings ...

 

Lockdown limerick

A WOMAN from Goring has found a way to amuse fellow villagers amid the boredom of the ongoing lockdown. Nicola Swan writes a limerick ...

 

Taxi office approved

A TAXI firm is to set up a control room next to Goring’s fish and chip shop. Businessman Ajaz Bashier, from Woodley, has been granted ...

 

Woman awarded freedom of village for contribution

Woman awarded freedom of village for contribution

THE secretary of the Goring Gap in Bloom committee is to be awarded the freedom of the village. Janet Hurst joined the committee in ...

 

Funny side

THE coronavirus outbreak hasn’t blunted one councillor’s sense of humour. Kevin Bulmer, who is chairman of Goring Parish Council and ...

 

Share to be fair, says village shopkeeper

THE owner of a Goring convenience shop is trying to ensure villagers don’t miss out on the essentials. Jayesh “Jack” Patel, who runs ...

 

Grants offer

ONE-OFF grants of up to £500 could be awarded to groups in Goring that work for the community’s benefit. The Goring Poor’s Allotment ...

 

Salon raffle

A RAFFLE at the Virgo Beauty salon in Goring raised £540 for the village’s first responders. The money will fund a team of volunteers ...

 

School praise

GORING Primary School has been rated “excellent” in its communication of Christian values. This follows a statutory inspection of ...

 

Barn needs reinforcing

A LISTED barn in Goring could be reinforced to protect it from storm damage. Brakspear, which owns the Catherine Wheel in Station Road,...

 

Girls collect £65 for charity helping to save the planet

Girls collect £65 for charity helping to save the planet

TWO girls raised £65 for an environmental charity by warning people about the hazards facing our planet. Eliza Kemp and Anna Acworth, ...

 

Medical gifts

A NEW scheme has been launched to replace the Red Cross’s medical equipment loan service that was recently axed in Goring. Goring ...

 

Village to take a year off from Bloom competition

GORING will not enter the Britain in Bloom competition this year. The Goring Gap in Bloom committee, which organises the village’s ...

 

Developer wants to add four more homes on to estate

A DEVELOPER hopes to expand a small housing estate it built on the outskirts of Goring. Elegant PPM Ltd, of Caversham, is seeking ...

 

Judge takes the pee

LAVATORY humour is clearly a hit among gardening types. When the Goring Gap in Bloom committee installed planters beside the village’s ...

 

10km won by woman for first time

10km won by woman for first time

A WOMAN won this year’s Goring 10km race for the first time. Jess Gibbon, from Rotherfield Greys, came home in 35 minutes and 55 ...

 

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