Handing out an award!

A pleasure to visit Adrian today and hand over a ‘Coronavirus Community Champion’ Certificate. Adrian has learning difficulties and normally attends Ferring Country Centre but needed a COVID-safe activity to get to grips with.

Social Services and WSCC agreed to let him cut the grass in the area that he lives, his p/t carer brother Kevin (a groundsman with Adur & Worthing normally used to preparing cricket tables and bowls greens!) transferred his skills to his carer role enabling their Dad  (Tony) and Adrian to edge verges and greens removing the excess of growth across the paths, cut the grass and clear the street gutters of silt and weeds.

The residents - including Coniston and Langdale Close - have shown amazing appreciation with heartfelt thanks and cold drinks especially through the recent heatwave. Adur & Worthing DC have put the facility in place through Councillor Brian Boggis to remove the spoil daily, resident Peter Godfrey repainted the Kendal Road sign whilst an anonymous person removed, repainted and replaced 2 others.

Meanwhile Adrian has been seen every day, safely mowing with a cordless mower and strimmer - a real hero.