Latest News & Updates

19 Oct - Yellow Weather Warning for all day Saturday - The Met Office External link logo reports that an intense low pressure system is expected to bring a swathe of strong southwesterly winds over southern areas early on Saturday, these steadily transferring east through the morning. Gusts exceeding 50 mph are expected widely within the warning area that includes Eastbourne, with higher gusts along exposed coastal areas. These are expected to coincide with high tides, leading to locally dangerous conditions. In our area, peak winds appear to be at around mid-day on Saturday (see image... )

18 Oct - False News? - The Eastbourne Herald reports that "construction of a new community centre is now underway at Sovereign Harbour", and our local councilors, David Tutt (leader of EBC) and other officals turned out on site 6 for a photo-call to trumpet the occasion.

Yet, according to the ECB web site the planning application (170162) for the community centre has not yet been approved. Perhaps they are confusing the centre with the recently approved access road (see below) which is as much to do with the proposed offices development as with the community centre. Read more....

18 Oct - EBC Approve Plans for Community Centre Access Road on Site 6 - The application proposes the erection of a road across the site to give access to the community centre proposed in the south-west corner of the site (application 170162, still awaiting a decision), and later to facilitate access to the employment and office space granted outline consent under application 131002.

The proposed road is 6m in width to allow two-way traffic with a pavement on one side. The road will be used for disabled access and servicing of the community centre, with future access provision to office and business uses as the site is further developed. Access to the road will be controlled by some type of barrier, the design of which is yet to be agreed. Decision document... Access road plan...

13 Oct - A Third Week of Shingle Bypassing - Announcement from Ian Thomas, Project Manager Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd. "The last two or three days have seen some strong winds, which have moved additional shingle east on to the southern Sovereign Harbour breakwater.  Whilst machines are on the beach it seems sensible to move this material now rather than have to come back again in a few weeks’ time.  Therefore we will continue work into a third week, although it is unclear at this time whether there is sufficient shingle available to last the full five days. It is also sensible to bypass the extra material now, because if left too long, there is greater risk of it being driven past the rock spur and round the end of the breakwater. Once inside the breakwaters it is a much more time consuming operation for it to be removed, which also has to be done tidally rather than during daylight hours as is currently the case.   Hopefully once this work is completed, there will be no further requirement to bypass shingle round the harbour until early 2018." Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd External link logo

11 Oct - Councillors’ Devolved Budget Colours Verges -Sovereign Ward Councillors Gordon Jenkins, Penny di Cara and Paul Metcalfe have allocated more than £300 of their devolved budget towards the planting of purple crocus bulbs for the grass verges along Atlantic Drive and at the Sovereign Centre end of Princes Road. Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club External link logo is providing the bulbs and they represent the Purple4Polio campaign, which is aiming to eradicate polio. If you have a community project which would benefit from funding, please contact your Ward Councillor

11 Oct - Another Spam Warning - You may receive an email referring to some payment or transaction that you know nothing about. Typically, it will ask you to click a link in the email to cancel or confirm the transaction. Never reply to such emails, and don't click a link in any email whose subject you know nothing about. Clicking the link can share information with a fraudster. The best thing to do is to just delete the email -don't reply to the sender to complain, it only confirms your email address. Contact Action Fraud External link logo with any concerns.

09 Oct - Haven School Tours. For any parent of a child starting school in September 2018, The Haven CE VA Methodist Primary School is holding five tours of the school where you are able to come and meet the Headteacher, Mrs Trathen, ask any questions you have regarding admission to Mrs Bundy the schools admissions officer, and have a tour of the school.

The dates and times are Tuesday 31st October 10.45 am, Thursday 2nd November 10.45 am, Monday 6th November 2.15 pm, Thursday 16th November 2.15 pm and Wednesday 22nd November 6.00 pm.  We kindly ask that no children attend these tours of the school, as the tours can take up-to 1 hour.  If you would like to book your space please contact Mrs Bundy on 01323 471781 option 0.

09 Oct - Annual Rentcharge Chart - a chart showing the flow of monies from the annual estate rentcharge demand was published in the October edition of Waterlines. It is also available for download from our Rentcharge page...

06 Oct - New Edition of Waterlines - The October edition of our digital newsletter Waterlines has been published. Content includes Site 8 update, the rentcharge, parents open day at the school, sea fog and more. Waterlines October 2017...

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

Sovereign Harbour is Eastbourne's prestigious marina development of houses and apartments arranged around an outer tidal harbour, four inner basins and alongside waterways and the shingle beaches. It is a great place to live!

The digging out of the harbour on land known as The Crumbles, started in 1991 with  residential construction commencing in 1997 and continuing for the next ten years. More recently, a state-of-the-art medical centre External link logo has been built, and the local junior school External link logo has been enlarged. Further housing is under construction External link logo on three sites, and Pacific House, the first office building of the Innovation Park External link logo, has opened. The adjacent retail park offers a range of popular stores, including a large supermarket, along with a multi-screen cinema and a gym.

Sovereign Harbour Residents Association (SHRA)

The Residents Association was established in 2000 to give Harbour residents a strengthened and co-ordinated voice in all discussions on the management and development of Sovereign Harbour. Read more about SHRA here... The work of the Residents Association is funded by a one-off, life membership subscription. Click here to join SHRA... SHRA membership brings discounts from local businesses.

SHRA Newsletter and e-mail Distribution List

Our on-line newsletter, Waterlines, is published every second month. The latest issue can be found on the Waterlines page. From time to time we email members and subscribers with updates, notification of the publication of Waterlines, notice of meetings and other Harbour matters. Click here to subscribe to our confidential MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically added). You may unsubscribe at any time.

SHRA Web Site

Please explore our web pages. Our news page is frequently updated with reports on the work of the Association and local issues. We publish information on harbour clubs and activities, future development, local events, local transport, local trades, and offer a page of useful links. We welcome your letters, event announcements and photos.


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Visiting Sovereign Harbour

The Waterfront, Sovereign HarbourThe Harbour is an interesting place to explore, with leisure and fishing boats, the sea locks, a harbour boat tour, the lifeboat station and the many harbour and beach-side walks and cycle paths. The South Harbour has a large water feature External link logo See maps...

'The Waterfront' area at Sovereign Harbour offers a wide range of restaurants, cafés, and bars, some shops, and beauty, health and hair salons. Visit The Waterfront web site External link logo for further information and to obtain discount vouchers.

The adjacent Sovereign Harbour Retail Park has several large stores, including Asda, Boots, Matalan and Next, a gym and a multi-screen cinema. The Waterfront and the marina are home to a number of companies offering services to the business and marine communities.

Eastbourne FishermenEastbourne Fishermen have proposed plans for a Fishermens' Quay at Sovereign Harbour. More info on the Eastbourne Fishermen web site... External link logo

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