Inner harbour

Latest News & Updates

LusciousVIP logo18 Jan - New Discounter for SHRA Members - SHRA is pleased to announce that another local company has kindly agreed to offer a 10% discount to SHRA members on production of a SHRA life membership card. The new discounter is Luscious VIP, who have opened their new salon on The Waterfront (first floor). They offer the following services. Ladies Hair, Male Grooming, Nails, Russian Volume Lashes, Aesthetics (Botox/Fillers) and a Sun Bed.

20 The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, BN23 5UZ. Tel: 01323 325557

18 Jan - Council Recruitment Event on Saturday - Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils are recruiting to a number of roles across a range of service areas, including customer services, housing, planning and licensing. To offer the chance to find out more about these roles they are holding a recruiting event at Eastbourne Borough Council, 1 Grove Road, BN21 4TW, on Saturday 20 January 2018 between 10am and 4pm (drop in at any time). The event will be attended by employees across a range of teams and you’ll be able to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like to work at Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils. If you are interested but can’t attend the event, you may email to find out more about the roles.

17 Jan - Beach Work Update - From Ian Thomas, Project Manager, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd

The weather this week has been sufficiently rough to prevent machines accessing Langney beach throughout the day this week, so it is no longer viable to continue at present. The bypassing team has therefore stopped tonight. In all likelihood at least one more week will be required before the winter season finishes at the end of March.

The section of wavescreen seaward of the defences at Herbrand Walk level crossing that was damaged just over a week ago is also being repaired, and it is expected that this will take around 4 weeks   Recycling continues, with machines now having reached Cooden and working back to Normans Bay outfall. This is expected to continue through next week as well.

Although it is forecast to be very windy again tonight, the biggest waves are predicted for low water tomorrow morning before they start to die away before high water tomorrow. Hopefully things will quieten down soon

17 Jan - Cat Deliberately Thrown into Harbour - This report and appeal comes from Rosie's Register,  the Eastbourne lost and found cat service.

"This is an appeal to anybody (in particular to two passing adults who tried to prevent the incident) who witnessed three very young children, on bikes, who deliberately threw an alive cat into the water at the Sovereign Marina on Sunday night, 14th January, at about 9 pm. This took place near the South Bridge, beside The Piazza, and it is thought likely that the children, one a girl, live in the west harbour area. The Police have been informed, and l have a police log number, and hope to find out more information. If you have any information at all, please do make contact with Rosie's Register by phoning 01825 873067, or via their Facebook page. Thank you." Read more & an update...

16 Jan - Pacific Drive Telephone Mast -Telefonica UK have submitted a planning application to erect a telephone mast in Pacific Drive near to the bus stop opposite Eugene Way (click for image... ). The mast will replace the current lampost and will incorporate a lamp. The height will be 13m and a cabinet will be installed beside it at ground level. The details can be viewed on the EBC planning web site - the application number is 180018. The closing date for comments is 30th January.

12 Jan - Foul smell from water treatment works - we understand that in mid-December Southern Water had a flood that knocked out purifying machines at their Langney Point works. This resulted in a bad smell in the area that was particularly strong over the xmas period. Southern Water said that the issue was fixed by the 27th December; yet in the New Year the smell had returned. Read more...

09 Jan - Bridge Lessons - Starting Tuesday 30th January 2018 the Sovereign Harbour Bridge Club will also be running lessons for beginners. These will be friendly, informal mini-bridge based lessons aiming to have you playing cards from the first lesson. Email: The Bridge Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club at 1.10pm for 1:30pm start. New players welcomed.

07 Jan - Sovereign Retail Park Major Facelift - M&G Real Estate (the estate investment arm of Prudential plc), have submitted a planning application to make alterations to the front of units 1-8  of the retail park (from Next to the cinema). They propose to replace the current, separated canopy with one attached higher-up to the main buildings. New signage will be attached to the canopy (click for image... ). Each unit's frontage will be redesigned with more glazing (click for image... ). Read more....

06 Dec - One-off discount offer. Just Travel Sussex Taxis, one of our member-recommended traders is offering £5 off any Seaport trips booked by SHRA members before 31st January 2018.
Tel: 07900 780340

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 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...

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