Sunday, 25 October 2020

Mend the Gap plea

A SCHEME set up to improve the appearance of the railway line through Goring and neighbouring villages is now seeking partners who ...

 

Turnip the volume at new build

Turnip the volume at new build

THE former chief operating officer of HMV has built a house on his former allotment in Goring. Brian McLaughlin and his wife Sue had ...

 

Takeaway seats plan

Takeaway seats plan

PLANS to add a seating area to a takeaway in Goring are set to be approved by South Oxfordshire District Council. The authority’s ...

 

Village’s £60,000 road safety improvements approved

Village’s £60,000 road safety improvements approved

A RAFT of measures to tackle speeding and congestion in Goring high street should be in place within months. Oxfordshire County ...

 

Couple thank firefighters for saving hotel business

Couple thank firefighters for saving hotel business

THE owners of a restaurant and hotel in Goring have thanked firefighters for saving their livelihood following a blaze. Four fire ...

 

Restaurant shut after blaze

Restaurant shut after blaze

FIRE crews saved a Goring restaurant from burning down. Four engines, including one from the village station in Icknield Road, were ...

 

Fifty-two new homes on allocated site ‘too many’

Fifty-two new homes on allocated site ‘too many’

PLANS for 52 new homes just north of Goring have been opposed by parish councillors even though the land has been earmarked for ...

 

Library re-opened

GORING library is now open for the first time since the start of the coronavirus lockdown in March. The building in Station Road is ...

 

Salon to flats

THE former KutsUK hair salon in Station Road, Goring, could be converted into two flats. Richard Barnby, from Streatley, says the ...

 

Walks restart

THE Goring Gap Health Walks scheme has restarted. It is now offering five walks a week of between two and seven miles, depending on ...

 

Railway screening

A PROGRAMME of improvements to the countryside around the railway through Goring is gearing up to launch. The Mend The Gap initiative ...

 

Campaign to fix road surface

GORING’S mobility issues group is campaigning for the road surface in Station Road to be improved. The carriageway is currently uneven ...

 

New signs to deter boaters

TWO signs could be put up to remind the public that boats and other vessels cannot be moored or launched at the green space at Ferry ...

 

Festival plea

A NEW artistic director and festival manager are being sought by the Gap Festival in Goring. The biennial event, which began in 2014, ...

 

Trips cancelled

TWO pilgrimages from Goring to Canterbury have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trips between October 29 and 31 ...

 

Victorian period home taken back to its roots

Victorian period home taken back to its roots

THE owners of a Victorian period property are selling up to pursue a childhood dream. Neil Bannister and his wife Louise have put Yew ...

 

Landlady takes on virtual London Marathon for charity

Landlady takes on virtual London Marathon for charity

THE owner of a Goring pub and restaurant is to take part in the “virtual” Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday. Mary Galer, who runs ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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, ...

 

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