Latest News & Updates 2018

21 Sep - Water Treatment Stink. It is important to let Southern Water know that the strength of feeling about the foul smell is as strong as the smell itself. Complain to Southern Water's Technical Issues number:  0330 303 0368, or you can leave a comment on their web site here... www.southernwater.co.uk/feedback
You can write to their postal address: Southern Water, PO Box 41, Worthing, BN13 3NZ. Please also tell EBC that you have complained on 01323 410000, and also inform our local councillors, who can use residents' complaints as their ammunition. There is more information about the work being carried out here...  www.southernwater.co.uk/eastbourne

16 Sep - Letter from SHRA member Keith Forbes about the rentcharge. Letters page...

13 Sep - Wot? No Eastbourne? During June's Seafarers Awareness Week, the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society charity challenged the nation's photographers to illustrate Britain's relationship with the sea. A selection of the photographs has been published by the BBC click here... The SMS have some great Christmas cards for sale - click here...

11 Sep - The Good Life Show - Eastbourne Seniors Forum invites you to the Good Life Show on Thursday 27 Sep from 10am to 4pm at View Hotel, Grand Parade.  Featuring a wide range of lifestyle info, stalls and demonstrations of interest to the over fifties. More than forty exhibitors. Free admission. Click here for poster...

11 Sep - Living Well with Less Pain - Sussex MSK Partnership East in collaboration with charity Arthritis Action, will hold a free workshop bringing together top healthcare experts who will advise on what you can do safely; how to lower your pain and live a fuller life. Tuesday 25th September, 9.30am - 12.45pm King’s Conference Centre, Hampden Park Click here for poster with booking details...

07 Sep - North Harbour Beach - Open letter from Harbour Resident Ray Blakebrough.

Dear Residents,
Are you aware of the special status enjoyed by the North Harbour Beach? I have been amazed in recent months hearing about this particular area and finding myself now at a point where I need to write this to discover who would like to find out more.

This zone is a natural beach shingle habitat, an area of Scientific Interest and a Natural Wildlife Habitat.

I have recently communicated with Miriam Parish MA (Hons), MSc Senior Environmental Consultant (Coastal and Marine) who along with two colleagues would like to come to the Harbour and discuss the regeneration and future protection of this beach. Her team currently has funding to help with this so it’s a very opportune time to meet these experts.

Miriam recently confirmed the following; “I am also in conversation with Kate Cole at East Sussex County Council, and Daniel Watkins at Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre. As the area falls within the bounds of a Local Wildlife Site they are also keen for us to come and talk to you about the potential to restore the vegetated shingle along the beach. I understand that Kate has visited the area recently and carried out some vegetation management with local residents”.

I have penciled in October 24th at 4.00pm for such a meeting and would like to invite all interested residents. We would especially like residents and managing agents from properties that overlook this area to attend. If you can attend please advise by contacting me at: rblakebr2008@gmail.com

08 August - Smell from Water Works Apology - Southern Water have emailed an apology about the pong. Click here to read it... The dedicated web site that is mentioned is at: www.southernwater.co.uk/eastbourne



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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.

Please note that dogs must be kept on leads at all times in certain areas of the harbour - click here for notice & maps...

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