Latest News & Updates 2018
10 Dec - 12th Century
Priory a Stone’s Throw from Sovereign Harbour.
Saved from demolition when Langney Housing Estate was
built, the medieval Langney Priory with gardens, orchard and pond
has now been taken over by a community charity. An ambitious
restoration is now planned to bring the Priory in Etchingham Road
back into use for training and as a conference centre and B&B.
The estate was owned by Cluniac Priory order based in Lewes and
was probably used by them as a farm. For anyone interested in old
buildings and history there is a wealth of rare medieval oak
woodwork and stonework to admire.
10 Dec - Beach Work Update
from Ian Thomas
Coastal Defence Ltd - Although the weekend’s
storms fell on the lesser of December’s spring tides, there was some
erosion in places. Therefore, with plant becoming available from
Eastbourne as works there were completed, it makes sense to use them
now whilst they are in the area. Hopefully one week should be
sufficient to complete repairs, leaving a further week of bulldozer
work before the bigger spring tides over Christmas. Unless the
weather demands otherwise, we hope to keep the beach machine-free
over Christmas and New Year - a policy that has not always been
successful, but we can always hope Best wishes Ian Thomas
07 Dec - Sovereign Ward
Councilor Resigns - one of our three Tory ward councilors,
Gordon Jenkins, has resigned from the council on
health grounds. Because we are less than six months away from the
next Borough Council elections, the resignation will not trigger a
by-election. We wish Gordon all the best for the future.
30 Nov - Waterlines
published. The December edition of our on-line newsletter
has been published. An edition of Waterlines is published every
second month. Click here for the link to
29 Nov - Ex-SHRA Chairmen's Award. Our
congratulations to former chair of SHRA and the
Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel, Jan Weeks, who was
presented with a Police Divisional Commendation by the Lord
Lieutenant of East Sussex. The commendation was awarded for Jan's
dedication of years of time and effort in insuring a united approach
between the Sovereign Harbour community and Sussex Police. Jan was
also recognised for championing Neighbourhood Policing and her work
in giving local communities a voice through the promotion of
28 Nov - Flashing Balcony
Lights. We have published a member's letter to SHRA about
flashing, non-xmas, balcony lights. Letters page...
27 Nov - The Harbour WI
have published their November Newsletter.
Click here to find it...
26 Nov - Sovereign Shines
2018 - Message from The Waterside Traders. Calling ALL local harbour residents and boat owners:
We are asking as many of you as possible to help us make this year
even better than last year – simply go overboard on your Christmas
lights and you can help the local lifeboat AND you could win some
PLEASE NOTE: Although ALL harbour residents are more than welcome
to join in the fun and to get involved in the community spirit
of Sovereign Shines, unfortunately, for practical reasons, ONLY
boats or properties overlooking the water on one of the four inner
harbours can be judged and included in the competition to win a
prize! Thank-you for your understanding.
We are looking to switch-on ALL the Sovereign Shines lights on
Sunday 9th December and then we will arrange
a family fun and presentation evening for Friday 14th and
Saturday 15th December to welcome Father Christmas and
choose all the category winners.
for more details...
14 Nov - New Photo Gallery.
Our new gallery contains photos by harbour resident and
retired professional photographer, Ron McMillan.
Welcome to the SHRA website
Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, East
Sussex, is a large, prestigious, marina-side development of houses and apartments arranged around an outer tidal harbour,
four inner habours and alongside waterways and the shingle beach.
Sovereign Harbour is also a busy,
and a working port for the
There is an RNLI lifeboat station, a yacht club and many
restaurants, cafes and bars It
is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!
Digging out the harbour from a huge area of vegetated shingle known as The Crumbles began in 1991.
House building commenced in 1997 and
continued for ten years.
More recently, a new
has been built and the
local junior school
More housing is under construction , and Pacific House, the first building
of the Innovation Park
has opened. In late 2017, work started on a long-awaited
Sovereign Harbour Residents Association
(SHRA) gives Sovereign Harbour residents a strengthened and
co-ordinated voice in discussions on the management and
development of the Harbour. Read more about SHRA
here... The work of the Association is funded by a
one-off, life membership subscription.
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join SHRA... Membership brings
discounts from local
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Association and local news and issues. We also publish information
on harbour clubs
and activities, future
trades, and offer a page of useful
links. We welcome
Please note that dogs must be kept on leads at all times in certain areas of
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the SHRA web site and our on-line newsletter "Waterlines" supplements the Association's income and we
are grateful for their support. We limit the number of annual
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