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 are replacing 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 evenings.

   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. Letters page... 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 orientation. Click here to view...

01 June - SHRA's On-line Newsletter published - the June edition of Waterlines is available here...

25 May - What's On at The Waterfront - events for late May and June. Click here for poster... or visit The Waterfront web site... External link logo



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 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 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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