20 Nov - New Eastbourne Plan 2018-2038 Exhibition - EBC will be holding a 'drop-in' exhibition relating to the public consultation of the Eastbourne Plan in the Sovereign Harbour Community Centre on Thursday 5th December from 2pm-7pm. Just pop in when you can. The Plan includes some implications for the undeveloped land at Sovereign Harbour and also discusses flood protection and enviornmental issues, so you are encouraged to read the "Issues & Options" consultation document found on the following EBC website:  The closing date for comments is January 10th. SHRA will provide more information about the Plan in the next issue of Waterlines.

20 Nov - Pop-up Selfie Room - The Waterfront will host a pop up Selfie Room from November 22 through to December 22. The room contains scenes like a grass walled room with floral props and a roll top bath ball pit plus other themed backdrops where people can pose for pictures.

Co-founders, Sharon and Jenny, who also own Inner Beauty at The Waterfront are excited for the launch: “On walking in people will be met with an abundance of creative Instagrammable scenes including a graffiti wall and a flower power area plus three ready-themed rooms all under one roof - it is a fantastic activity for mothers who wish to capture moments with their babies, teenagers who strive to get creative selfies and adults who are after a fun activity to do with friends and family.”

There will be eight, hour-long sessions every day to book. It will be open 11am until 7pm Thursday to Sunday with the opportunity to hire the venue for private photoshoots and parties.

Admission price of £8.50 per person (under 4 years go freee), tickets are now on sale on Eventbrite  On Friday 13th December in conjunction with Sovereign Shines festivities at The Waterfront, which will run from 16.00 – 20.00 and include local school choir performances, real reindeer and a Christmas market, the Selfie Rooms will be offering a special price entrance fee.

17 Nov - Harbour WI November newsletter published. Click here...

14 Nov - Beach Work UpdateThe storm two weeks ago arrived just after completion of the last recycle and – fortunately – a couple of days after the 8.0mCD tides had receded.

Nevertheless, the beach was drawn down in many places and now requires another phase of recycling. Last time the focus was in the east, so, initially at least, works starting on Monday 18th will look to replenish Sovereign Harbour. Shingle will be taken from the area between Pevensey outfall and ‘The Kiosk’, with just material in the ridge part way up the beach being used.

It is likely that this will continue all next week. The following week, machines are expected to move east to Beachlands, Normans Bay and Herbrand Walk so that all areas are reinforced as the next series of spring tides arrive that week
Ian Thomas
Project Manager
Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd

09 Nov - No broadband - some South Harbour developments were without broadband for several hours on Friday evening from 7.30pm. Connectivity was not restored until the early hours of this morning.

07 Nov - Waterlines published - the delayed October issue of our on-line newsletter Waterlines has been published. Click here to read it... 

06 Nov - WRAS praise Harbour security staff. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) have praised security staff at Sovereigh Harbour for rescuing a fox cub from drowning. Read more as copied from Facebook...   WRAS's vets will reassess the fox today (Weds) and after 24 hours observation is expected to be returned back to the foxes home range.

29 Oct - Premier Marinas announces Sovereign Shines 2019 - Sovereign Shines is now in its fourth year! This year we want the light displays to be bigger and better and have as many Sovereign Harbour boats and houses involved. With fantastic prizes to be won including a lift, high pressure wash and launch, Sunday lunch for two at Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club and bottle gifts, go overboard on your Christmas lights and help raise much needed funds for the local RNLI lifeboat. To enter please visit the new website for The Waterfront and complete the online form. Then decorate your house or boat as festively as possible and send a photograph of your masterpiece to along with your address details/pontoon berth number. This will help us to ensure that your display is included in the judging which will take place between 10th December and 23rd December. Winners will be announced on 23rd December via email. We ask that lights displays are put up by 13th December to ensure that they are a part of the light spectacle and festivities that mark Sovereign Shines.

27 Sept - Volunteering opportunities at St Wilfrid’s HospiceCommunity Support Volunteers visit and befriend patients in their own homes across our catchment area from Eastbourne to Uckfield, very much like a good neighbour would. They offer our patients a chance to talk, give respite and reassurance to families, laugh, reminisce and even play the odd game of scrabble! It really does make a difference to people. Living Well Volunteers visit patients in their own homes, supporting them to work towards their rehabilitation goals. This rewarding role, will require visiting a patient 4-6 times to support them to participate in activities that are meaningful to them, such as walking outdoors, gardening, managing their breathlessness or cooking a meal. All activities are directed by patients and planned by Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.  Training and ongoing support is provided for both these roles. Click the following links to learns more about the two roles and how to apply:

20 Sep - Craft Market - Harbour Crafter's are delighted to announce the date for their first indoor Christmas Harbour Crafter’s Market - Saturday 7 December at the Sovereign Harbour Community Centre. Put the date in your diary!

To book your table (£20 per table), please send a message via The Harbour Crafter's Facebook page or send an e-mail to along with information about the craft you wish to sell. Spaces are limited so don’t delay.

Do pop in and support the event - we are sure you will find some gorgeous handmade Christmas presents to purchase.

10 Sept - Polyphony Vocal Ensemble Recruitment - Love singing close harmony music of varied genre? Read music? Still seeking the right choir? Don't miss this chance to join us, act now. For more details please click here to read our recruitment poster,  or visit our website at: 

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Sovereign Harbour Residents Association (SHRA)

The Sovereign Harbour Residents Association gives Sovereign Harbour residents a strengthened and co-ordinated voice in discussions on the management and development of the Harbour. The work of the Association is funded by a one-off, life membership subscription.

Sovereign Harbour
Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, East Sussex, is a large, prestigious, marina-side development of houses and apartments arranged around an outer tidal harbour, four inner harbours and alongside waterways and the shingle beach. It is also a busy, commercial marina and a working port for the Eastbourne Fishermen. There is a busy RNLI lifeboat station and a popular yacht club. At The Waterfront there are restaurants, cafes and bars with regular events and entertainments; all with ample, free parking. It is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!

The Harbour was dug out from an area of vegetated shingle known as The Crumbles begining in 1991. House building commenced in 1997 and continued for ten years. In recent years a new medical centre has been built and the local junior school was enlarged. More housing is under construction, and Pacific House, the first building of an Innovation Park, was opened. In late 2017, work started on a long-awaited community centre that is due to open in October 2019.

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Membership is open to all households in owned or rented residential property located within the Sovereign Harbour estate, and owners of such residential property. Click here to join SHRA... Membership brings discounts from local businesses.

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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