Latest News & Updates 2018

10 Dec - 12th Century Priory a Stone’s Throw from Sovereign Harbour.

Saved from demolition when Langney Housing Estate was built, the medieval Langney Priory with gardens, orchard and pond has now been taken over by a community charity. An ambitious restoration is now planned to bring the Priory in Etchingham Road back into use for training and as a conference centre and B&B.

The estate was owned by Cluniac Priory order based in Lewes and was probably used by them as a farm. For anyone interested in old buildings and history there is a wealth of rare medieval oak woodwork and stonework to admire.

Further information:
Twitter: @langneypriory
Facebook @historiclangneypriory

10 Dec - Beach Work Update from Ian Thomas Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd - Although the weekend’s storms fell on the lesser of December’s spring tides, there was some erosion in places.  Therefore, with plant becoming available from Eastbourne as works there were completed, it makes sense to use them now whilst they are in the area.  Hopefully one week should be sufficient to complete repairs, leaving a further week of bulldozer work before the bigger spring tides over Christmas.   Unless the weather demands otherwise, we hope to keep the beach machine-free over Christmas and New Year - a policy that has not always been successful, but we can always hope   Best wishes  Ian Thomas Project Manager.

07 Dec - Sovereign Ward Councilor Resigns - one of our three Tory ward councilors, Gordon Jenkins, has resigned from the council on health grounds. Because we are less than six months away from the next Borough Council elections, the resignation will not trigger a by-election. We wish Gordon all the best for the future.

30 Nov - Waterlines published. The December edition of our on-line newsletter has been published. An edition of Waterlines is published every second month. Click here for the link to it...

29 Nov - Ex-SHRA Chairmen's Award. Our congratulations to former chair of SHRA and the Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel, Jan Weeks, who was presented with a Police Divisional Commendation by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex. The commendation was awarded for Jan's dedication of years of time and effort in insuring a united approach between the Sovereign Harbour community and Sussex Police. Jan was also recognised for championing Neighbourhood Policing and her work in giving local communities a voice through the promotion of Neighbourhood Panels.

28 Nov - Flashing Balcony Lights. We have published a member's letter to SHRA about flashing, non-xmas, balcony lights. Letters page...

27 Nov - The Harbour WI have published their November Newsletter. Click here to find it...

26 Nov - Sovereign Shines 2018 - Message from The Waterside Traders. Calling ALL local harbour residents and boat owners: We are asking as many of you as possible to help us make this year even better than last year – simply go overboard on your Christmas lights and you can help the local lifeboat AND you could win some great prizes!

PLEASE NOTE: Although ALL harbour residents are more than welcome to join in the fun and to get involved in the community spirit of Sovereign Shines, unfortunately, for practical reasons, ONLY boats or properties overlooking the water on one of the four inner harbours can be judged and included in the competition to win a prize! Thank-you for your understanding.

We are looking to switch-on ALL the Sovereign Shines lights on Sunday 9th December and then we will arrange a family fun and presentation evening for Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December to welcome Father Christmas and choose all the category winners. Click for more details...

14 Nov - New Photo Gallery. Our new gallery contains photos by harbour resident and retired professional photographer, Ron McMillan. Click here...

Earlier and on-going items migrate from here to the News page or the Events page.


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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.

Sovereign Harbour is also a busy, commercial marina and a working port for the Eastbourne Fishermen There is an RNLI lifeboat station, a yacht club and many restaurants, cafes and bars   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.

SHRA Website. Our website is frequently updated with reports on the work of the Association and local news and issues. We also 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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