Latest News & Updates

19 Apr - Urgent Safety Message from Premier Marinas - please stay off the road.
Dear Residents,   As the weather improves, and more of us make use of Sovereign Harbour, can I please ask for your cooperation with a safety issue.  The road from the Yacht Club down to the North Bridge is used by heavy plant accessing the boatyard, with occasional deliveries to the Waterfront. Premier have installed a new set of vehicle barriers which will restrict unauthorised vehicles accessing the road, but the barriers were recently vandalised and are pending repair.

Can I ask you to walk on the footpath adjacent to the road rather than walking down the road itself. Signage and warning markings are present on the road along with a new zebra crossing at the entrance to the boatyard.   By walking in the road you are putting yourself at an increased risk of injury.  Parking is available in the Waterfront Car Park, please do not park on the access road itself. Thank you for your help.

Daniel Heckford
Marina Manager Sovereign Harbour
18 Apr. Harbour WI
- have published their April Newsletter. Click here to find it...
15 Apr - Local elections in May
- Residents are reminded that there will be local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019. Three Sovereign Ward councillors are to be elected for Eastbourne Borough Council. Polling Stations are at The Haven School (South Harbour) and the Yacht Club (North Harbour), but check the following site for confirmation The candidates are:

Ansell, Caroline Julie Porte
Di Cara, Penelope Rose
Metcalfe, Paul Stewart

Culshaw, Ian Derek
Pernet, Farol

Liberal Democrat
Browne, Sam Alfie
Edwards, David Gareth
Prime, James

The next East Sussex councillor elections will be held in 2021. The next general election...??
12 Apr - Proposed pop-up Cinema - letter to Premier Marinas
- As we reported in Waterlines, we have received some verbal  assurances from Premier about this event.  We have now written to Premier to formally inform them of our concerns and to seek further information about the cinema event and further assurances about it. Click to read our letter...   We'll report back when we receive a response.
09 Apr - Rentcharge Letters.
SHRA wrote to the Sovereign Harbour Trust in February requesting improvements to the rent-charge payment period, payment options and the details of the claimed expenditure. The Trust's board, that includes three resident representatives, considered our letter at their quarterly board meeting on the 29th March and have now replied to us. Click here to read our letter... Click here to read the response from the Trust...  Please let us have your comments - we think a response is called for.
27 Mar - SHRA 2019 AGM at The Haven School on Wednesday May 15th - 7.30pm start. Doors open 7pm. Due to EBC's incompetence we still can't rely on the community centre being ready for this year's AGM, so we shall be holding it in the Haven School, as of old. More details to follow nearer the time, but the school hall is booked so please mark the date it in your diary.

Previous 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.

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 has been built and the local junior school enlarged. More housing is under construction , and Pacific House, the first building of the Innovation Park , 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.

SHRA 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 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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Annual sponsorship by these local companies of the SHRA web site and our on-line newsletter "Waterlines" supplements the Association's income and we are grateful for their support. We limit the number of annual sponsors to six and at the moment there are no vacancies. Our previous sponsors.....  

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