Latest News & Updates
28 Feb - Lost Pets Eastbourne
28 Feb - ActionFraud warn on
smishing – Smishing, the term used for SMS phishing – is an
activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or
identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message.
Read more on the Eastbourne Neighbourhood Panels site...
28 Feb -
New photo added to the
SHRA Photo Gallery. Further
contributions always welcome.
27 May - Skate seen in inner harbour. "I saw this
fish inside the inner harbour - south side. Didn't get a great shot
but never seen this one before. iPhone. Kev Dakin." Thanks Kev.
27 May - Sun/Mon - early
yellow weather warning - heavy rain. Between 12:00 Sun 28th
and 12:00 Mon 29th. A band of heavy rain is likely to spread
northward through Sunday into Monday, with some locally torrential
downpours and thunder possible.
26 May - Dredging commences. The suction dredger
Sospan Dau has arrived and is
starting its annual dredging of the harbour entrance and outer
harbour deep channel. It arrived too late to prevent a yacht running
aground at the entrance on Thursday evening.
Photos... The dredging is expected to take about 12 days and
will include day and night work depending on tides.
Notice to Mariners...
26 May - Affordable housing survey - There is an on-going need to provide affordable
housing as market housing remains unaffordable for a significant
proportion of households. In order to help address this issue,
Eastbourne Borough Council has published an Affordable Housing
Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for consultation. Closing date
for recipet of comments is July 21st.
24 May -
Port Moresby Place plans amended. The
developers of Port Moresby Place have put in a planning application
to make some amendments to the original plans. The changes relate to
paving areas and materials, landscaping, seating and the boundary
railings fronting Pacific Drive. They also include enlargement of
the visitor car parking area that appears to mean the demise of the
old footpath beside the Southern Water pumping station. The planning
application number is 170685.
24 May - Costa Coffee
It seems that Costa Coffee will be opening an outlet in the Sovereign
Harbour Retail Park as they have just been granted planning
permission for four illuminated signs on the old Blockbuster Video
store. Application no. 170593.
24 May - Bank Holiday Weekend
- Beer and Cider Festival Western Lawns between 26 and 28
23 May - Bank Holiday Monday
at The Waterfront. Meet Minions at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. They are happy
to have their pictures taken with the children and there is no
charge, however, a small donation to the RNLI would be appreciated.
about The Waterfront...
23 May - This Sunday (28
May) RNLI are holding a Lifeboat Open Day
at The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour from
11am. Meet the crew and board the lifeboat (subject to no
23 May - Local authors
and Harbour Residents Tony and
Heather Flood are raising money for Children with Cancer UK by
making donations from their book sales. In a special promotion, signed copies of their books
are offered at reduced prices. They include
Tony's celebrity book ‘My Life With The Stars’ and his spicy crime thriller 'Triple Tease'.
Younger readers are catered for with Tony's fantasy adventure 'The
Secret Potion', and Heather's 'Mousey Mousey' and her
other No.1 best sellers. More info at:
23 May -
Disabled Swimming Club
which has sessions at Motcombe Swimming Pool in Eastbourne every
Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, would like to recruit additional
service users. It’s a friendly and welcoming club, with its own
hoist, sloping steps for easy alternative access and accessible
showers and toilet. If you know someone who might be interested in
joining for some exercise and a chat, please contact Bob Gausden
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone
01323 484 165 during usual office hours.
17 May - Ward Councillors local
surgery - on the third Saturday of each month in the Simply
Italian restaurant at The Waterfront from 1030-1230hrs. Councillors from
both EBC and ESCC are usually in attendance. Local residents are
encouraged to drop in to raise Sovereign Ward issues. Next one - Saturday
15 May - Dotto Train services set to
resume. Saturdays and Sundays from 27 May to 25 June 2017 and every
day from 1 July to 3 September 2017. Dotto also runs on Bank
Holiday Monday 29 May 2017. It will not run during Airbourne (17-20
info route map and timetables...
15 May - The Eastbourne Cycling
Festival takes place on 2nd/3rd/4th June. Races
(Beachy Head, Urban/Beach, Town Centre closed circuit and
penny-farthing). Festival Village on Western Lawns, displays &
08 May -
Under "Contacts" we have added a new "Complaint Contacts" page containing the details
of some of the bodies responsible for various local issues.
The page also contains a few tips to help you complain effectively.
1 March - Someone collapses - would
you know what to do? An hour and half of your time that could help save lives.
Free Basic Life
Support and Defibrillator Awareness training at The Waterfront. New
dates & times in April, May and June.
Welcome to the SHRA website
Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne
Built on land known as The Crumbles,
Sovereign Harbour is a prestigious marina development with houses and apartments arranged around an outer tidal harbour,
four inner basins and alongside the waterways and shingle beaches.
It is a great place to live!.
The digging out of the harbour started in 1991 and residential construction commenced in 1997.
In recent years a state-of-the-art
has been built and the
local junior school
has been enlarged.
More 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
discounts from local
Commercial sponsorship of
the SHRA web site and our newsletter, "Waterlines"
supplements the Association's income.
SHRA Newsletter and e-mail Distribution List
Our on-line newsletter, Waterlines,
is published every second month. The latest issue can be found on
the Waterlines page. From time to time we email
members and subscribers with updates, notification of the publication of
Waterlines, notice of meetings and other Harbour matters.
Click here to subscribe
to our confidential
MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically
added). You may unsubscribe at any time.
SHRA Web Site
Please explore our web pages. Our
news page is frequently updated with reports on the work of the
Association and local issues. We publish information
on harbour clubs
trades, and offer a page of useful
links. We welcome
Live Channel Traffic
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. See maps...
'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
To become a SHRA sponsor -E-mail
the SHRA webmaster
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