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Latest News & Updates

20 April - Harbour Construction Gallery - We've added a gallery of photos from about 1990/91 showing the construction of the harbour and locks; and also the Martello Tower and beach before the harbour was built. Thanks to John Pitcher, Geoff Clarke and Natural England for use of their historic photographs. Click here...

18 April - The Harbour WI have published the report of their April meeting. WI News page...

18 April - SHRA AGM – Our AGM is usually held in April or May. It would be great if this year we were able to hold it in the community centre and we are endeavouring to obtain a completion date to see if this will be feasible. If necessary, we could hold off until June. Whatever is decided, we shall give members at least 4 weeks’ notice as stipulated in our constitution.

18 April - Community Centre Update - Latest update on the build progress. Internal walls going up. Doors and windows due on-site this week. Click here...

14 April - Unsociable Behaviour - just a reminder that to receive email notification of the police 'Operation Blitz' direct mobile phone number for each weekend you need to sign up to Neighbourhood Alert at: External link logo You will also receive reports of Operation Blitz patrols in the harbour area. Anti-social crime may also be reported by calling 101, or in a genuine emergency 999.

13 April - Member's letter about litter published - Letters page...

13 April - Wastewater Treatment Works - Early  this year SHRA raised the issue of foul smells emanating from the Wastewater Treatment Works. In February, Southern Water wrote to local residents with an update about the work being undertaken to repair and upgrade the facility. Last month, SHRA committee members and local councillors attended a presentation at the works.

Southern Water said that unpleasant smells from the works can not ever be eliminated, but they were confident that the enhancements will bring about a noticeable improvement. The work is due to complete in about a years’ time (mid 2019).

Southern Water have supplied an interesting presentation about the treatment works (it is larger than you may think), containing photos of the work being undertaken, most of it underground. It is available on the SHRA web site - click here... The latest info on the upgrade can be found on the Southern Water website: External link logo

Southern Water again stated that they had received very few complaints about the smell. Should the smell return, please complain to Southern Water on: 0330 303 0223, or you can leave a comment on their web site here... External link logo Their postal address is: Southern Water, PO Box 41, Worthing, BN13 3NZ.  And let us know that you've complained.

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, 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. It is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!

Digging out the harbour from land 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.

The SHRA Web Site is frequently updated with reports on the work of the Association and local news and issues. We 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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Our Current Sponsors

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Annual sponsorship of the SHRA web site and our on-line newsletter "Waterlines" by these local companies supplements the Association's income and we are grateful for their support. We limit the number of annual sponsors to six. Our previous sponsors.....