Latest News & Updates
19 Oct - Yellow Weather
Warning for all day Saturday - The
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.
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
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.
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."
Coastal Defence Ltd
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
Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club 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
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
Fraud 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...
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
has been built, and the
local junior school
has been enlarged.
Further housing is under construction
on three sites, and Pacific House, the first office building
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
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
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SHRA Newsletter and e-mail Distribution List
Our on-line newsletter, Waterlines,
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Association and local issues. We publish information
on harbour clubs
trades, and offer a page of useful
links. We welcome
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Visiting Sovereign Harbour
The 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
'The Waterfront' area at Sovereign Harbour offers a wide range of
and bars, some
shops, and beauty, health and hair salons. Visit
The Waterfront web site
for further information and to obtain discount vouchers.
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 Fishermen have proposed plans for a Fishermens' Quay at
More info on the Eastbourne Fishermen web site...
Our Current Sponsors
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