Goring & Ilex Conservation Group
Protecting and Improving the Green Belt
Goring wide between Ferring to Sea Place up to railway line.
Our group works regularly in the Plantation between Amberley Drive and Marine Drive next to Goring Gap.
The Goring and Ilex Conservation Group aim to secure the conservation and preservation of the beauty and present character of the Ilex Avenue and Sea Lane (Goring), the area known as the Goring Gap, the Plantation, and the Greensward.
The Group may pursue other Objectives which the Committee may determine appropriate for the conservation of Goring. (Taken from Constitution).
One concern is the protection from development of the strategic gap between Goring and Ferring from Highdown down to the sea.
Our group was originally formed to protest the Ilex Avenue of Holm Oaks, once threatened thought to be the longest in the UK.
Our Practical project is concerned with the Plantation to improve the a woodland running down to the sea for the benefit of the community, been running now for over ten years. Activities include clearing scrub opening up paths and planting more suitable tree species to ensure the longevity of the woodland. Apart from community volunteers we have occasional visits from other groups i.e. Scouts.
The project group meet year round on a Saturday once a month between 10;00 hours & 12:00 hours. Committee meeting bi monthly with an AGM in the summer.