Latest News & Updates

26 June - Latest Guide to Eastbourne published
The latest version of The Guide to Eastbourne promoting the town as a vibrant and positive area to live, visit and do business has been published. The publication can be viewed online by visiting External link logo

26 June - Site 8 (Port Moresby Place) variations to plans (see below). SHRA submitted their objections to the variations on Friday. Read SHRA's letter....

26 June - Warning over fake BT bills  Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer. The emails entitled ‘New BT bill’ contain a link that automatically downloads a malicious file called ‘BT’ once clicked. The Dridex malware is designed to steal personal information such as usernames and passwords. BT have warned customers who receive one of these emails to not click on any links. Instead, they should go to the BT website directly and log in from there to view bills. Read more... External link logo

23 June - Motor bikes on the harbour prom. There are reports that motorcycle 'trail bikes' have been driven along the outer harbour prom and beside the South Harbour water feature. This dangerous activity should be reported to the police on 101. If it is safe to do, please also try to photograph the culprits.

17 June - Sovereign Ward borough councillor named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Congratulations to Paul Metcalfe, who has been made an MBE for his services to the RNLI, where he was formerly the Operational Manager. Read more... External link logo

16 June - Have your say on proposed new bus stops in town. After further liaison with Eastbourne bus operators it was decided to propose the placement of west bound buses/stops in Gildredge Road not Cornfield Road as in the initial design. Consultation closes 3 July. Consultation site... External link logo

14 June - Letters page updated. We have published a resident's letter about Sovereign Harbour "blights". Do you agree with the points he raises? Letters page...

10 June - Say hello to CoCo Hair! Great Hairdressing have announced that they are under new management and are now trading as CoCo Hair.  They still offer the same great stylists and service in their spacious, modern salon at The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour. Visit their web site at External link logo for further details and special offers. Click here for a copy of their promotional flyer.

08 June - Weeding. Our friends on the Sovereign Harbour Community Facebook Group and the Sovereign Harbour Neighborhood Panel have been politely engaging with EBC's Neighbourhood First about the weeding of the harbour paths. They have achieved improvements to the service. See this report...

08 June - Site 8 (Port Moresby Place) variations to plans (see below). SHRA has concerns about some of the variations and we are seeking further clarification from the developer before responding to EBC. The closing date for comments and objections is 27 June. Public Site Notice...

04 June - The Green Room Productions presents the Eastbourne premiere of This Wide Night at the Lamb Theatre. This Wide Night by Chloë Moss was first produced at the Soho Theatre in 2008 and won the Susan Smith Blackburn Playwriting Prize in 2009. It subsequently opened off Broadway with Edie Falco starring. Performances 26th July 2017—29th July 2017, 7:30pm. Tickets: £11.00. Company website: click here... External link logo
Booking website: click here... External link logo
Box Office: 01323 479732

31 May - Anglers Den Sussex - a wealth of information about local recreational sea angling. Where to fish, what to catch, plus equipment,  clothing and other sales. Web site... External link logo

28 May - Lost Pets Eastbourne Area - Facebook group... External link logo

24 May - Port Moresby Place plans amended. The developers of Port Moresby Place have put in a planning application to make some amendments to the original plans. The changes relate to paving areas and materials, landscaping, seating and the boundary railings fronting Pacific Drive. They also include enlargement of the visitor car parking area that appears to mean the demise of the old footpath beside the Southern Water pumping station. The planning application number is 170685. Covering letter... EBC Planning... External link logo

Welcome to the SHRA website


Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne

Built on land known as The Crumbles, Sovereign Harbour is a prestigious marina development of houses and apartments arranged around an outer tidal harbour, four inner basins and alongside the waterways and shingle beaches. It is a great place to live!.

The digging out of the harbour started in 1991 and residential construction commenced in 1997. In more recent years a state-of-the-art medical centre External link logo has been built and the local junior school External link logo has been enlarged. Further housing is under construction External link logo on three sites, and Pacific House, the first office building of the Innovation Park External link logo, has opened. The adjacent retail park offers a range of popular stores, including a large supermarket, along with a multi-screen cinema and a gym.

Sovereign Harbour Residents Association (SHRA)

The Residents Association was established in 2000 to give Harbour residents a strengthened and co-ordinated voice in all discussions on the management and development of Sovereign Harbour. Read more about SHRA here... The work of the Residents Association is funded by a one-off, life membership subscription. Click here to join SHRA... SHRA membership brings discounts from local businesses.


Commercial sponsorship of the SHRA web site and our newsletter, "Waterlines" supplements the Association's income.

SHRA Newsletter and e-mail Distribution List

Our on-line newsletter, Waterlines, is published every second month. The latest issue can be found on the Waterlines page. From time to time we email members and subscribers with updates, notification of the publication of Waterlines, notice of meetings and other Harbour matters. Click here to subscribe to our confidential MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically added). You may unsubscribe at any time.

SHRA Web Site

Please explore our web pages. Our news page is frequently updated with reports on the work of the Association and local issues. We publish information on harbour clubs and activities, future development, local events, local transport, local trades, and offer a page of useful links. We welcome your letters, event announcements and photos.

Harbour Weather External link logo - Eastbourne Tides External link logo - Flood Alerts External link logo - Live Channel Traffic External link logo

Visiting Sovereign Harbour

The Waterfront, Sovereign HarbourThe Harbour is an interesting place to explore, with leisure and fishing boats, the sea locks, a harbour boat tour, the lifeboat station and the many harbour and beach-side walks and cycle paths. The South Harbour has a large water feature External link logo See maps...

'The Waterfront' area at Sovereign Harbour offers a wide range of restaurants, cafés, and bars, some shops, and beauty, health and hair salons. Visit The Waterfront web site External link logo for further information and to obtain discount vouchers.

The adjacent Sovereign Harbour Retail Park has several large stores, including Asda, Boots, Matalan and Next, a gym and a multi-screen cinema. The Waterfront and the marina are home to a number of companies offering services to the business and marine communities.

Eastbourne FishermenEastbourne Fishermen have proposed plans for a Fishermens' Quay at Sovereign Harbour. More info on the Eastbourne Fishermen web site... External link logo

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Our Previous Sponsors - Click here.