Goring Gap News – Monthly Diary – July 2016

This monthly diary reproduced from the Goring Gap News lists the activities of many local clubs and societies, and other events. The Information Office (T: 01491 873565) can always provide more details.

At the end of the pages you will find emergency medical information

The following abbreviations are used:
Bellême Room BR   Canterbury Room CR   Free Church Hall FCH
Goring Community Centre GCC   Goring Village Hall GVH  Morrell Room MR  Storton Lodge SL

You will find some events in the diary have links to further details under Forthcoming Events further down the page.

Saturday 30 July
·10am CRCoffee, cake company and conversation.
·8pm GVHJohnny Morgan Road Show. Tickets £12 from Inspirations.

Sunday 31 July
2-5pm WithymeadOpen afternoon and cream teas.

Wednesday 3 August
7.30pm Goring Lock Mikron theatre, Canary Girls.

Thursday 11 August
12.30pm for 1pm GVHNSPCC Summer Lunch. See P47.

Friday 12 August
8pm GVHKenny Ball Jnr Jazz Band. See P47.

Monday 15 August
6.30pmStreatley Recreation Ground Balloon Glow. See P3.

Wednesday 17 August
9.30amStreatley HandyBus to Toad Hall Garden Centre & Henley Centre. For bookings phone T: 0118 930 4837 (selecting option 2) on the day before each trip.

Thursday 18 August
11am GCCCalling all Carers Meeting. Contact Ann Hart T: 01491 873857.

Saturday 20 August
2-4pm GVHVillage Greenfingers Summer Show. See P47.

Sunday 21 August
2.30-5pm Goring LockTea and Cake by Goring WI with Goring and Streatley Concert Band.

Friday 26 August
3-5pm CRScrabble Group. Players of all ages and ability are welcome.

Saturday 27 August
·10am CRCoffee, cake, company and conversation.
·10.30am-12.30pm Nettlebed HospiceSue Ryder sale of donated goods.

Sunday 28 August
·2-5pm WithymeadOpen afternoon and cream teas.
·2.30-5pm Goring LockTea and Cake at Goring Lock.
·8pm Goring Social ClubFamily Quiz Night.

Friday 2 September
8pm GVHGoring & Streatley Wine Society, Southern Spain. Entry by advance ticket only.
For tickets or further information contact Graham Faul T: 01491 874367 or David Woodage T: 01491 873615 or E: d.woodage@btinternet.com

Wednesday 7 September
·9.30amStreatley HandyBus to Wantage For bookings phone T: 0118 930 4837 (selecting option 2) on the day before each trip.
·8pm SLVillage Greenfingers. See P47.

Friday 9 September

·2-4pm BRMacular Society meeting.
· 8pm GVHThe Gap Gig, Omar Puente Sextet. Tickets £15 from Inspirations or John on T: : 01491 874492.

Saturday 10 September
8pm GVHGoring Unplugged. £4 on the door, no bar, BYO.

Monday 12 September
7.45pm MRStreatley Parish Council meeting. 8pm GVHGoring Gap Local History Society. A talk by Garry Alder. St Thomas Church, Goring.
For further information contact Janet Hurst T: 01491 871022 E: gslhs@w-mark.demon.co.uk

Wednesday 14 September
7.30pm SLCleeve by Goring WI Sue Ryder and the Nettlebed Hospice. speaker, Margaret Thomas. Visitors welcome.

Thursday 15 September
10.30 CRPick-a-Flick, A Walk in the Woods. For information ring Jenny Boyd T: 01491 872109. £3 including light lunch.

Friday 16 September
7.30pm GVHGoring Cricket Club Quiz Night. See P35.

Saturday 17 September
·10.30am-12.30pm Nettlebed HospiceSue Ryder sale of donated goods.
·Hill Fields FarmCancer Research Ball.

Wednesday 21 September
9.30amStreatley HandyBus to Thatcham (Garden Centre & Waitrose). For bookings phone T: 0118 930 4837 (selecting option 2) on the day before each trip.

Thursday 22 September
8pm Goring Social ClubRoy Bailey Big Band.

Friday 23 September
3-5pm CRScrabble Group. Players of all ages and ability are welcome.

Saturday 24 September
10am CRCoffee, cake company and conversation.

Wednesday 28 September
·10.45am & 2.30pm GVHGADFAS. Piero della Francesca The Light of the North meets the Logic of the South. A talk by Shirley Smith.
·1pm St Thomas ChurchPiano recital by James Sherlock. Tickets (£12 at the door, £10 if purchased in advance) from Inspirations.

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Goring and Streatley Branch Committee of the NSPCC will be holding their Annual Summer Lunch on Thursday 11 August in the Village Hall at 12.30pm for 1pm. Tickets can be bought from Sara Turner T: 01491 872012 or Jutta Pemberton T: 01491 872924. Price £15 as last year.

A great night of 1960s British Trad Jazz to remember one of the greatest of them all, Kenny Ball. Son of the legend has got the old band together and we are going to remember Kenny as he would want it. A storming band and a happy audience. Kenny Ball Jnr and his Jazzmen will give us a night to remember on 12 August. Tickets £15 as usual from Inspirations or telephone Bill on T: 01491 875758 or M: 07885 251803 or email us on E: goringjazz@yahoo.co.uk

This amazing event will take place on Monday 15 August at 6.30pm on Streatley Recreation Ground. Refreshments available.

Village Greenfingers gardening club would like to invite you to their Summer Show, starring flowers and vegetables, as well as cakes and preserves! The date is Saturday, 20 August, and the Show is open from 24pm in Goring Village Hall. There will be a plant stall, offering all manner of plants at bargain prices, as well as tombola and tea and delicious cakes. Children are welcome.
Village Greenfingers monthly meeting will be on Wednesday 7 September, at 8pm in Storton Lodge. What promises to be a very useful talk will be given by Victoria Logue of Whitehall Farmhouse Plants. The subject is Extending the season in your garden without replanting all your plants! Refreshments, tombola and plants for sale. Visitors are welcome. Dont worry you do not need to know much about gardening!

The sights and sounds of an Indian summer are coming to a hillside near Goring at the annual Cancer Research ball on Saturday 17 September. Against the beautiful backdrop of the Goring Gap, seen from Hill Fields Farm in Lower Basildon, guests will dine on a sumptuous three-course Indian feast and dance to local band, Loveshovel. This is going to be a night to remember, say Gorings CRUK fund-raising committee. The opportunity to hold our keynote event at Hill Fields Farm has meant we can offer more tables and make the ball bigger and better than before. Tickets for this exotic evening which will include other surprises from the subcontinent and maybe even an elephant or two are priced at a suggested donation of £65 a head and available from E:john@humiditysolutions.co.uk.

Aldworths St Marys Church serves delicious teas every Wednesday from 2.30-4.30pm. till the end of August. Enjoy exploring this unique church and beautiful churchyard. Families and groups welcome T: 01635 578936. Facilities include level access toilet.

This elegant Georgian mansion has acted as film set for everything from Downton Abbey to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
The restored rose garden, pretty borders and sweeping views makes this an enchanting place to sit in a deck-chair and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Throughout June, visitors are invited to follow a trail showcasing Basildon Parks best rose blooms and tap the gardeners for their top tips on rose care. Open daily, 10am-5pm.

Paintings, Drawings & Craft by local Artists. Saturday 6 August 12noon6pm and Sunday 7 August 10am-5pm at Nettlebed School. Free entry & parking. Teas available all day. For visitor information or artist/craft entry forms please contact website W: www.nettlebed.org.uk or E:Nettlebedas@yahoo.co.uk

SOFO invites you on Sunday 21 August at 12.45pm to the opening of its latest exhibition Dads Armies: The Amateur Military Tradition. This exhibition was produced in collaboration with the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust, and will have an opening address by Ian Beckett who is the chairman of the BMMT. In addition, rather excitingly the Oxfordshire Home Guard Living History Group (W:
www.oxfordshirehomeguard.uk) will be on parade at the museum from 12.45pm.

On Saturday 20 August from11am-4pm, there will be another lively family day at Wallingford Museum with themed activities and entertainment for our own William the Conqueror event.
There will be a Norman knight there all day, showing weapons and armour and talking about the things he displays and letting people try holding the items. For children there will be a competition for the best dressed Saxon Warrior or Lady / Norman Knight or Lady.
There are two new special exhibitions at the Museum this year. 1066: William Comes to Wallingford describing that William the Conqueror came to Wallingford after the Battle of Hastings to cross the River Thames with his army! But why did he choose Wallingford? ... and 300 Years of Cartoons! a spectacular private collection , featuring about a hundred cartoons of all kinds. Of course, our ever popular archaeology sandpits and smelly/feely drawers will be in the Museum as usual, to enable children to sample the fun of discovering things from the past! As this is a very special year in commemorating Wallingfords historic role, entrance to the Museum will be free to adults as well as children, for this day only. However, donations are never refused! For full details, see website W:

You can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, until the end of September, starting from beneath the Town Hall. Walks last 12 hours and cost £5 per head, money which will be donated to support Wallingford Museum. These are general walks covering the rich history of our town, but also touching on the links with Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders. They will appeal to residents and visitors alike. Theres no need to book, just turn up at the Town Hall at 11am on any Saturday until end-Sept. (Please note; there will be a walk on Sun 4 Sept instead of Sat 3 due to BunkFest).

One of the finest international cellists of our era, Raphael Wallfisch (cello) will be partnered by the internationally acclaimed pianist Victor Sangiorgio in a celebrity recital in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College on Sunday 16 October at 3.30pm as part of the schools centenary celebrations. Together they will perform Debussys Sonata, Miaskovskys Sonata No2<.span>, Schumanns Fantasy Pieces and Mendelssohns Sonata No2. Advance tickets will be available online at W:
www.pangbourne.com/centenary from 1 September priced £13 (£7 for students). Tickets on the door will be £15 (£9 for students). There will be an interval. Parking is free.

Wallingford Photographic Club meets on Thursday evenings at Crowmarsh Pavilion. The club is always pleased to welcome visitors (£3 for the evening) and new members, from beginners to advanced photographers. Full details can be found on the club website www.wallingfordphoto.club

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News, events and services from Goring Community Library
The next Local and Family History drop-in session hosted by Janet Hurst will be 10am-12noon on Friday 20 May. Please come armed with any information you have already and any questions you wish to ask. Competition

Special Stories and Crafts
In half term, there will be a Special Stories and Crafts session on Friday 3 June 2.30-3.30pm, suitable for children aged three to eight, with their grown-ups. This is a chance to listen to imaginative stories and to make, start, or simply begin to imagine your entry for our competition. Pick up a free ticket from the library.

Im A Little Alien>
Also as part of the Gap Festival, we are delighted to announce a visit from childrens poet James Carter on Saturday 18 June 1.15-1.45pm.
A gentle, fun and interactive session for 0-6 year olds and their parents/carers. Expect soothing guitar music as well as poems, riddles and action rhymes aplenty, full of bugs and bubbles, rockets and pirates, aliens and a whole heap of funny faces all of which feature in James collections Im A Little Alien and Hey, Little Bug! Entry by free ticket, available in advance from the library. W: www.jamescarterpoet.co.uk

Stories and Rhymes
Stories and Rhymes sessions continue term-time Fridays 2.30-3pm. There will be a special session with local childrens author Bev Wilden as part of the Gap Festival on Friday 17 June. You will need to collect a free ticket from the library for this event.
It is suitable for pre-school children of all ages, with their grown-ups. Pick up a flier from the library, or check the website W: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/goring-library and follow the link for Goring: Stories and Rhymes. We look forward to welcoming you in your Community Library soon.
Sarah Coulson-Phillips Handel Zadok the Priest,
Wesley, S.S. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
Parry I was glad,
Vaughan Williams O taste and see,
Stanford Coronation Gloria.
If you would like to join the extended choir for this service, please contact Elizabeth Parkinson E: parkinsonfamily1@btinternet.com or T: 01491 872020. There will be a workshop at 1.45pm on the afternoon of 12 June and additional optional practices from 7-7.45pm at St Thomas Church on Friday 27 May, Friday 3 June and Friday 10 June.
Happy and Glorious Flowers on a Royal Theme, will be on display in St Thomas from 11-16 June. E: lindacrownlinda@aol.com


Goring Neighbourhood Plan
Work is now well underway on the Neighbourhood Plan (see GGN October and November 2015 editions), and the launch of the formal consultation phase with the village will be on 16 January in the Bellême Room, from 10am onwards. The Plan offers villagers the chance to shape the future of Goring by determining where new housing developments will be situated, and the nature and style of those developments.
It is important that villagers understand firstly that new housing in Goring is unavoidable (it is mandated by the County and District Councils), and secondly that the Plan itself is limited in its scope by statute. The consultation process will give villagers the opportunity to have their say on a series of key topics, including site selection criteria, housing need, design and what factors are deemed important to us as a community in terms of living in the village. The consultation will be ongoing during the period January to March 2016, and there will be more than one event, and plenty of opportunity for engagement via a variety of media. The Plan now has a dedicated website: www.goringplan.co.uk Facebook page and Twitter account @goringplan, and all residents are encouraged to register on the website for weekly email updates. Publicity for the consultation events will begin in earnest in the first week in January, with posters and leaflets, as well as electronic media.

Plan area approved by SODC
SODC gave approval at the end of November for Goring Parish Boundary to be the area to be covered by the Plan. Following this decision, the Site Identification Working Group will now be able to begin in earnest the work of collating information on all potential sites within the Plan area. Full details of how landowners may notify their interest can be found on the website.

Site selection criteria
By way of example as to some of what has been happening to date, the following focuses on just one of the Plan working groups. The Site Selection Criteria Group is responsible for establishing the principles that residents of the Parish wish to apply to the selection of sites where new dwellings will be built. By helping to choose the factors that can most influence the environmental aspects and impact of new development and where it is located, all residents will be contributing to the plan that will help steer Goring’s future.
The group started by asking the Neighbourhood Plan Volunteer Group to help compile a long list of site selection criteria that we will then ask all villagers to consider and to add to. Some criteria on the list so far have been used by other neighbourhood plans, others have been added by the volunteers themselves. Feedback from our volunteers suggests that we should definitely ask residents about issues such as whether potential sites should:
 ·   have been built on before (brownfield) or be on greenfield land
 ·   be within or next to the existing edges of the village make a visual impact on landscape
 ·   accommodate small, medium or large numbers of dwellings
 ·   have good road access, with particular concern for congestion points such as the railway bridge junction, High Street or the school
 ·   be within a reasonable distance of services such as the station, shops, surgery and the village centre.
Some volunteers felt that not all site selection criteria are equally useful when assessing the relative importance of potential development sites. For example, some said that, as Goring is a small village, distances to essential services are mostly within acceptable limits and a combination of walking, cycling, cars and lifts are sufficiently flexible to enable most residents to make their essential journeys reasonably conveniently. On the other hand, our volunteers thought that Goring’s location makes the conservation and improvement of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty very significant. Everyone agreed that visual impact of development must be assessed in some way.
The long list of criteria is growing and you will have a chance to look at it, to give us your thoughts, and to tell us what we’ve missed, at the first public consultation event on 16 January. After that, in February, you will be invited to vote for the site selection criteria you think are most important. Your votes will create a shortlist that will be used to prioritise the sites that will be considered later for possible development.

Your village, your say!
Please take the opportunity to become involved, either as a volunteer, or just as importantly by engaging in the consultation. Over the next month there will be far more information available about the launch of the consultation, and what each of the different Working Groups will be asking of you by way of engagement.
NP Steering Group


Looking for a new challenge?
Our volunteer team is vital to our work and we are always on the look-out for new recruits to help us share Basildon’s story with our visitors. We have a role for everyone; from welcoming visitors to the property at the ticket office, bringing the house to life through room guiding, or pulling on your wellies to lead a walk around the parkland. Send us an email to volunteer.basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk or call T: 01491) 672382.

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Cinema at 7.30pm (except where stated)

Adults £6, Under 15s £4

Sun 24 Jul - Tue 26 Jul

Wed 27 Jul - Thu 28 Jul

Fri 29 Jul - Sat 30 Jul

Sat 30 Jul (10.30am and 2.30pm)

See the Arcade Noticeboard, Info Office or Library or phone the Box Office (T: 01491 825000) for more details. Also on www.cornexchange.org.uk
The Box Office is open Friday and Saturday mornings from 10am-12.30pm.
You can now book online. Go to www.cornexchange.org.uk for a link. There is a booking fee of 50p per ticket up to a maximum of £2.

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Doctor–to contact a doctor between 8am and 6.30pm ring To contact a doctor when the surgery is not open, at night and at weekends (i.e. 6.308am Monday to Friday and throughout the weekend and Bank Holidays)
telephone NHS Direct 111.
This number will also be available on the surgery answerphone. If necessary you may be asked to attend Abingdon Hospital or Townlands Hospital in Henley.

Nearest Casualty Department – RBH, Reading 0118 322 7020.

NHS Direct is available for advice (e.g. on minor ailments, coughs, etc) 24 hours a day, on 111.

First Aid Unit Wallingford Hospital. Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.30pm. T: 01491 208513

Your local pharmacy can also offer you a range of services, including advice and medicines to relieve symptoms of minor ailments.

Emergency Dentist – Weekdays 6.3010pm. Weekends &amp;Bank Holidays 9am-9pm. Contact T: 0845 345 8995

British Red Cross Medical Loan – for short term loan of Wheelchairs etc. – Mon-Sat 10am to 12 noon.&nbsp;T: 01491 873565.
Emergency&nbsp; T: 01491 872736.

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