General Information


Information Office

There is an excellent Information Office, located at the Community Centre in Station Road.

Opening Hours:
Easter - October:
Monday - Saturday 10.00-12.00
October - Easter: Monday - Friday 10.00-12.00
Telephone: T: 01491 873565

Email: goringinformation@gmail.com

Here you can obtain helpful advice on local amenities, and leaflets about Goring and Streatley and many other places and events in a wide area around. Take a look at Goring-on-Thames and Take a look at Streatley-on-Thames are two informative walkabout guides produced by the Goring & Streatley Local History Society. (Price 50p each; also available from Goring Library and Inspiration.) There are also 3 Walks leaflets, published by Goring & Streatley Environmental Group, price 30p.

 

Visitor Information Points

There are three permanent Visitor Information Points in Goring, each providing a detailed local map and panels of helpful information on local shops and services, places to visit, forthcoming events and more. These are located at the Wheel Orchard Car Park in the centre of the village, at the Railway Station, and near the River Thames at Lock Approach.

 

The Goring Gap News, published monthly, is another good source of information and it is available free to residents, or for purchase in local newsagents.


Goring Library
Also in Station Road you will find Goring Library.

Opening hours are: Monday 09.30 - 12.30; Tuesday 0930 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 19.00; Thursday & Friday 09.30 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 17.00; Saturday 09.30 - 13.00. T: 01491 873028. This is the place to come if you want to find out more about the history of Goring and Streatley and to look at old photographs. You will also find a large number of leaflets about local events. The Library has a wide selection of books, online services and a very good and user-friendly children's section.

 


Churches in Goring & Streatley
  • Church of England:
    Revd Paul Boughton, Vicar for the United Benefice of Goring, Streatley and South Stoke.
    The benefice telephone number is T: 01491 873128. The benefice website is: www.thomandmary.org.uk
    • Goring Church: St Thomas of Canterbury, Manor Road, Goring.
    • Streatley Church: St Mary's, High Street, Streatley.
    • South Stoke Church: St Andrew's, High Street, South Stoke.


Emergency Information

Doctor: Red Cross Road Surgery, Red Cross Road. T: 01491 872372
To contact a doctor when the surgery is not open, at night and at weekends (i.e. 6.30pm-8am Monday to Friday and throughout the weekend and Bank Holidays), telephone NHS Direct 111
Pharmacy: Lloyds Pharmacy, High Street. Tel: 01491 872124
Nearest Accident & Emergency Department: Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. T: 0118 987 511. See Diary Page for further information
First Aid Unit: Wallingford Hospital. Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.30pm.T: 01491 208513
Post Office: at McColls, High Street, Goring. Opening times: Monday to Friday: 9am - 5.30pm. Saturday: 9am-12.30pm
Public Telephones: Outside the Railway Station (on the opposite side of the line from Station Road) and outside the Sorting Office (by the bridge over the river).
To report a swan in distress: call Swan Support on T: 07968 868172 or 07572 450967

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