There's more to a riverbank ramble than passing cyclists and dog walkers, as Neil Pringle discovered on a stroll down the Adur. First he heard from Peter King, of the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust, about the wildlife that calls the mudflats home. Then Paul Brewer, the Councils' Director for Digital, Sustainability and Resources, explains how buying then restoring an area of estuary into salt marshes will help support biodiversity, capture carbon and combat climate change.
Life's a beach, especially when it's your job to look after eight miles of coastline. As senior foreshore inspector Rob Dove knows the stretch of shingle from Worthing to Shoreham like the back of his hand. He shares a few explosive stories while talking to Neil Pringle on a beachcomb in Lancing before they are joined by Alice Tebb, of the Marine Conservation Society, to discuss killer substances which are hiding in the pebbles...
Have you ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde or Jane Austen? Well you can in Worthing town centre, as SpringForward host Neil Pringle discovered when he was taken on a magical history tour by Susan Belton of the Worthing Society. He also spoke to Judy Fox, of Time for Worthing, on how the town's growing reputation as a place on the up is helping bring new investment into the area.
Today we're heading to one of Worthing's most popular parks hearing from some of the volunteers working hard to preserve the 1930s charm of Marine Gardens. Host Neil Pringle also gets a tour of the award-winning area from ranger Anthony Read, hearing first hand how new planting will help it adapt to the onset of climate change and thrive for generations to come.
Meet Tyler, who by dawn is out swimming in the freezing sea and by day is helping residents improve their own health and wellbeing. In the first of the SpringForward series, host Neil Pringle joins Tyler for a dip in the channel before attending a wellbeing MOT session run by Adur & Worthing Councils.
Welcome to SpringForward, a series from Adur & Worthing Councils.
The aim is simple: to provide a little bit of escape from COVID-19 while highlighting some of the amazing places and activities which can be freely accessed on people's doorsteps.
The host is former BBC Radio Sussex breakfast presenter Neil Pringle. Enjoy!