"Living in the Death Zone"
This, rather dramatically entitled, 28 minute, BBC "Southern Eye" programme was broadcast on BBC2 in 2000, following severe flooding on the south coast.
There are about 2,500 kilometres of UK coastline, all but 800
metres of which are maintained by the Environment Agency from the
public purse. Harbour residents are unique in having to fund the
maintenance of the Sovereign Harbour beaches, in addition to the
rest of the coastline.
Considering that a breach anywhere in this stretch of coast would result in flooding of a huge area, almost as far as Hailsham, including other parts of Eastbourne, the SHRA has been campaigning for several years to have this unjust obligation on Sovereign Harbour residents removed.