Latest News & Updates 2018

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

25 May - Harbour WI News Report for May published - find it on the WI News page...

23 May - Path to Community Centre - these photos show the path currently under construction that will lead to the community centre from the Yacht Club/The Waterfront car park. The path is almost two metres wide and is on a bit of a slope. Access to the centre will also be possible across the Retail Park entrance road, and to the rear of the building via the service road for mobility access and deliveries. Click here for path photos..

21 May - Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival - The Carnival takes place this Saturday 26 May from 2pm with the theme 'Eastbourne Heroes & Heroines'. The procession starts from the Western Lawns and travels along the sea front to Princes Park. There will be some local road closures and traffic delays. Web site... External link logo

16 May - Carillion bosses drove construction firm off a cliff, say MPs - Carillion were the main developers of Sovereign Harbour. Carillion's board presided over a "rotten corporate culture" and was culpable for its "costly collapse", two committees of MPs have concluded. They also called for a potential break-up of the big four audit firms, after they "waved through" the indebted construction firm's accounts. Read more in this BBC News report... External link logo

15 May - Anti-social behaviour initiatives. Yesterday morning (Monday) our ward councillors along with representatives from Macquarie Quay, The Broadwalk and SHRA met with Premier Marinas and Premier's security company to discuss anti-social behaviour around the inner harbour and on the harbour spit.

   Several initiatives are to be put in place. These include new signage such as warnings about CCTV being in operation and ‘no fires’, and the installation of a new HD camera at the end of Macquarie Quay looking towards the spit. It is also planned to liaise with the language schools to have them include something about anti-social behaviour in their briefing packs for students and host families. There will also be increased security at weekends with security officers covering the spit area.

  In addition to this, Insp Barrow from Sussex Police plans to run operation Blitz in the area at the end of May/beginning of June for the 9 evenings around the next school half term. The PCSO’s assigned will have a PC from Prevention joining them.

14 May - Community Centre build update - more external and internal photos from the building site. Walls by Damien Hirst? Click here...

11 May - Silver Wharf Balconies extension. - EBC are considering an application to extend outward four ground floor balconies at Silver Strand East, Silver Wharf. The extension would encroach on to part of the harbour walkway, bringing the particular development in line with a neighbouring frontage. Click here for Planning Application No. 180288... External link logo  Closing date for comments is 23rd May.

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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