Latest News & Updates 2018
23 June - New date of SHRA AGM
confirmed - the proposed date for the SHRA AGM in the
Community Centre has had to be changed to Thursday 26 July
at 7.30 pm (doors open from 7pm).
23 June - Harbour WI
Newsletter for June published - find it on the
WI News page..
11 Jun - Locks - Reduced
Pedestrian Access - Premier Marinas
the pedestrian safety barriers on lock 1 (the lock furthest from the
Marina Office), works start today for about 10 days or so. The
existing barriers are beyond economical repair and require
replacement before the season really gets underway.
There will be short term pedestrian closures over
the locks whilst the engineers replace each barrier in turn, but we
hope to reinstate full pedestrian access over the weekends and on most
Premier Marinas also confirm that today (Monday) is the last full
day of breaking out concrete / noise by the Marina Office. There may
be the odd extra bit to remove but nothing as prolonged
as we have had recently.
07 June - Letter published.
North Harbour resident and SHRA member Mr J. Bradnam
asks about outer harbour black silt and bad odour.
Response from Premier Marinas added.
06 June - Atlantic Drive area
c1989 - this fantastic aerial photo shows the
newly-completed retail park (Asda opened in 1989), and the area that
became The Waterfront. It also shows the flooded
gravel pits and ponds on the Crumbles that were filled-in or adapted
to create Sovereign Harbour. With thanks to Len Smith,
who posted the photo to an Eastbourne history Facebook Group, for his permission to reproduce it here. I
have added a modern view of the area for comparison and red crosses to a
matching location to aid
01 June - SHRA's On-line Newsletter published - the
June edition of Waterlines is
25 May - What's On at The
Waterfront - events for late May and June. Click
here for poster...
The Waterfront web site...
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 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
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
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