Spirit of the Downs ~ Perseverance brings Success

Read interview with Director Steve Nethercott-Cable by Steve Long from The Global Film Exhibition Festival HERE

‘Spirit of the Downs’ is an award-winning, beautifully shot short film which documents a campaign led predominantly by local people to ensure that Worthing Borough Council’s plan to sell off two precious pieces of land, namely Mount Carvey and Tenants Hill, adjacent to Cissbury Ring in West Sussex was overturned.

Many people gave up a lot of their time in order to pursue the goal of enshrining in law that this land should stay in public ownership and become ‘Open Access’, so that everyone can enjoy the right to roam in perpetuity.

It took 6 years, but the final outcome was a win for all – for the people who love the area, Worthing Town and yes also the Council!

So the Worthing Downlanders invite you to join us in celebrating the journey we undertook to achieve this success story.

This documentary film also seeks to inspire others to take on environmental issues by challenging the mindset of politicians and local authorities through positive action.