Inner harbour

Latest News & Updates

21 Feb - Have your say on the proposed cuts to Adult Social Care services. East Sussex County Council agreed its budget for 2018/19 at its meeting on 6 February. It will see the Council make savings [cuts] of £17 million. This includes a budget reduction for Adult Social Care and Health of nearly £10 million. Adult Social Care are asking for people’s views on how we are proposing to make the nearly £10 million in savings [cuts]. Areas covered include Housing Support Service, Learning Disability Services, Milton Grange and Firwood House, Support for Carers and the Stroke Recovery Service.

If you use services that would be affected by the proposals you can speak to your provider or contact ESCC. FAQs will be published on the ESCC website in March before the consultation closes in April.  Have your say: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/ascsavings External link logo

19 Feb - Southern Water letter to residents - See item below about the water treatment works. Click here to read the SW letter...

14 Feb - Foul Smells from Water Treatment Works - SHRA contacted Southern Water about this unpleasant, on-going problem. Southern Water said that the stoney underground water bed is what is causing the bad smell and that major works are taking place to improve the situation. We have had an invitation to attend a meeting to be held at the Works on 21st March to get more details and will report back. Southern Water have said that shortly they will write to local residents with further information.

13 Feb - Community Centre Build Update. Photos from the community centre building site taken at the beginning of February. Click here...

09 Feb - Sovereign Harbour self-storage - The Premier Self Store facility at Sovereign Harbour Marina, located in the boatyard area, received new doors recently that have greatly improved access to the 5200 sq. ft. facility which has 77 individual storage units. This service is proving increasingly popular with berth holders, commercial customers and the local community who are looking for storage for boat clutter and flexible rental terms in a secure and convenient location.

Premier Berth Holders can save 10% on rental as part of Premier Advantage. Additionally, for those looking at rental periods of 8 weeks or over, the first 4 week rentals come free! Rental periods are flexible and rents start from £10 per week; storage options range from 10 sq. ft. (large locker) to 150 sq. ft. that can hold the contents of a typical 4-bedroom house. Visit Sovereign Harbour Marina Reception or call on 01489 660022 to find out more.

09 Feb - Chemical Haze Report Published - a report into the August 2017 Birling Gap chemical haze incident has been published. MP Stephen Lloyd's team have put together an explanatory webpage that shows the main issues and findings. There is a link to the actual report at the end of the slide show (just scroll down). Click here... 

03 Feb - Letter to SHRA - We publish a letter from a SHRA member about the connecting bus lane. Do we really need one? Letters page...

01 Feb - New Edition of Waterlines -The February edition of Waterlines, SHRA's digital newsletter, has been published. Click here...



Earlier and on-going items migrate from here to the News page or the Events page.

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. It is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!

Digging out the harbour from an area known as The Crumbles, began in 1991. House building commenced in 1997 and continued for ten years. More recently, a new medical centre External link logo has been built and the local junior school External link logo enlarged. More housing is under construction External link logo, and Pacific House, the first building of the Innovation Park External link logo, has opened. In late 2017, work started on a long-awaited community centre.

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. Click here to join SHRA... Membership brings discounts from local businesses...

SHRA Newsletter and e-mail Distribution List. Our on-line (PDF) newsletter, Waterlines... is published every second month. We occasionally email all members about important harbour news or meetings. Click here to subscribe to our MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically added). You may unsubscribe at any time.

The SHRA Web Site is frequently updated with reports on the work of the Association and local news and issues. We publish information on harbour clubs and activities, future development, local transport, local trades, and offer a page of useful links. We welcome your letters, event announcements and photos.

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Annual sponsorship of the SHRA web site and our on-line newsletter "Waterlines" by these local companies supplements the Association's income and we are grateful for their support. We limit the number of annual sponsors to six. Our previous sponsors.....