Latest News & Updates

28 Feb - Lost Pets Eastbourne Area - Facebook group... External link logo

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... External link logo

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. Photos...

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. Met Office... External link logo

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. Read More... External link logo

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. Covering letter... EBC Planning... External link logo

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. EBC Planning... External link logo

24 May - Bank Holiday Weekend - Beer and Cider Festival Western Lawns between 26 and 28 May.. More details... External link logo

23 May - Bank Holiday Monday (29 May) 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. More about The Waterfront... External link logo

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 call-outs).

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'. External link logo  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: External link logo

23 May - Sovereign Disabled Swimming Club External link logo 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 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 June 18th.

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 August). More info route map and timetables... External link logo

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 & spectator events. More details.... External link logo

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. Click here...

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. Read more...

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 medical centre External link logo has been built and the local junior school External link logo has been 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. 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 (SHRA)

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 businesses.


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 and activities, future development, local events, local transport, local trades, and offer a page of useful links. We welcome your letters, event announcements and photos.

Harbour Weather External link logo - Eastbourne Tides External link logo - Flood Alerts External link logo - Live Channel Traffic External link logo

Visiting Sovereign Harbour

The Waterfront, Sovereign HarbourThe 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 restaurants, cafés, and bars, some shops, and beauty, health and hair salons. Visit The Waterfront web site External link logo for further information and to obtain discount vouchers.

The adjacent Sovereign Harbour 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 FishermenEastbourne Fishermen have proposed plans for a Fishermens' Quay at Sovereign Harbour. More info on the Eastbourne Fishermen web site... External link logo

Our Current Sponsors

To become a SHRA sponsor -E-mail the SHRA webmaster
Our Previous Sponsors - Click here.