Inner harbour

Latest News & Updates

12 Dec - This Friday - Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Carols - with the Hooe Silver Band and The GRP Belles singers. In the courtyard of San Juan Court, South Harbour (entrance on Barbuda Quay) at 7pm on Friday 15 December. All welcome. See this poster...

Just Talking logo11 Dec - New Friendship Group - Just Talking is a new friendship group for bereaved parents of adult children over 25, which has been started by Harbour residents Jenny and Michael Jones whose adult daughter passed away in 2015. To lose a child can be devastating, but talking and sharing memories and experiences of their son or daughter with others who have been bereaved in the same way, whether recently or in the past, can be a comfort. The Just Talking group meets on the 3rd Thursday evening of each month at 7.30pm in the Community Room in Tesco Extra, Lottbridge Drove, where free tea/coffee/biscuits are provided and there is free parking. Our next meetings are on 21 December and 18 January. Just come along to our meeting or contact us beforehand. For more information please visit our website: or ring/text: 07867 751790

10 Dec - Member's Letter about a Community Council published, along with SHRA's response. Letters page...

08 Dec - Xmas & NY Waste and Recycling. EBC have issued advice and tips for householders. Read it here... And the water companies remind everyone that cold fats and oils solidify and can block drains and sewers (the waste water drain from your house to the main sewer is usually only about four inches wide, less than the diameter of a DVD). Perhaps keep a lidded jar beside your cooker to pour used oil into for disposal in the household waste bin when full. More info from Southern Water...

06 Dec - One-off discount offer. Just Travel Sussex Taxis, one of our member-recommended traders is offering £5 off any Seaport trips booked by SHRA members before 31st January 2018.
Tel: 07900 780340

02 Dec - Free Clogau Bracelet Offer - One of our new local discounters, Lynley's Jewellers in Asda, has a special offer of a free bracelet when spending more than £229 on Clogau jewellery in-store. Poster...

30 Nov - New edition of Waterlines - The December edition of SHRA's newsletter Waterlines has been published. Find it here... 

26 Nov - Safer Online Shopping Checklist - Click this link to see a poster with basic advice on making sure you're not scammed or ripped-off when shopping on-line. For additional advice on protecting your hardware device, your data, or your business, visit the Government's Cyberaware web site

21 Nov - Neon Noel to light up Eastbourne - For the third year running, the festive light, music and laser show spectacular will take place at the Town Hall over the weekend of December 1-3 with a second show scheduled for the following weekend of December 8-10. In addition, there will be a Christmas market in the town centre from Saturday December 9 to Sunday December 17.  A Stagecoach Vintage Bus will run between the Town Hall and Christmas market. All money raised through bus fares will be donated to the RNLI.

13 Nov - Bridge Lessons - Starting Tuesday 30th January 2018 the Sovereign Harbour Bridge Club will also be running lessons for beginners. These will be friendly, informal mini-bridge based lessons aiming to have you playing cards from the first lesson. Email: The  Bridge Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club at 1.10pm for 1:30pm start. New players welcomed.

06 Nov - Garage Wanted - New Harbour resident and SHRA member Matthew Sheppard is seeking anyone with a spare garage to rent for storage. Any area considered. Contact:

Earlier and on-going items migrate from here to the News page or the Events page.

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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 habours and alongside waterways and the shingle beach. It is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!

The digging-out of the harbour on 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 had been built and the local junior school External link logo enlarged. More housing is under construction External link logo on three sites, and Pacific House, the first office 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)

The residents association 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. The latest issue is on Waterlines page. We occasionally email allmemberss about important harbour news annotificationnotifications. Click here to subscribe to our MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically added). You may unsubscribe at any time.

SHRA Web Site

Our web pages are 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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Sovereign Shines 2017 logo 

06 Nov - Sovereign Shines 2017 Christmas Lights - The 2017 Sovereign Shines campaign kicks-off on Saturday 2nd December and The Waterfront will have an impressive display of lights.

All harbour residents and boat owners are invited to also get involved by going large on the Christmas lights this year on as many exterior balconies, houses, gardens or boats as possible.

For practical judging reasons, only residents and owners of properties or boats on or overlooking the four inner harbours can take part in the competition to win prizes for the best lights, but we hope that all harbour residents will join in the spirit of Sovereign Shines and once again light up ALL areas of the harbour over the holiday period. Let’s make this a Sovereign Harbour tradition.

To take part in the competition if you live in an eligible location, please complete the entry form on the Sovereign Shines web site...

 The main Sovereign Shines itinerary is:
 • The Waterfront lights go on Saturday December 2nd
 • Carols with the lifeboat crew – Sunday 10th December at 2.30pm
 • Family fun and presentation event on Friday 15th December from 5pm until 7pm – see Father Christmas arrive by lifeboat.
 • Sovereign Shines ends 31st December.