Latest News & Updates
23 March - Tick-tock BST
starts on Sunday - The UK changes to British Summer Time on
Sunday, March 25 at 1am, so put your clock
forward an hour and, unfortunately, you'll have an hour
less in bed on Saturday night.
22 March - Nice Pad -
They sold The Crumbles, but much of Eastbourn'e land is still owned
by the titled Cavendish family (The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire).
Their country seat, Chatsworth, in Derbyshire, reopens this weekend after the
biggest restoration of the house, garden and park since 1820.
Photo gallery from The Guardian....
22 March - The Harbour WI
- had a Pearly King visit them for their March meeting. A report
with a brief history of Pearly Kings & Queens and photos can be
found on the Harbour WI News
22 March - Sunshine Carnival
- Date for Diary - The
Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival
returns for 2018 on May 26 (2pm) with the
theme Heroes and Heroines.
Report in The Herald...
21 March - Bourne Chorus
"In Harmony with
- Eastbourne’s much loved and award winning close vocal harmony
group can’t wait to entertain you. Come and hear them sing (both a
capella and with instrumental accompaniments) a wide range of pieces
from pop to Puccini and from Queen to The King’s Singers.
4pm Saturday 5th May at Christ Church, Seaside. For more
details see the
21 March - SH Retail Park Plans Approved
- The planning application to remove the retail park's covered
walkway and smarten up the front of the shops has been approved by
planned canopy (1)...
planned canopy (2)...
The decision document...
The officer's report that deals with the concerns
The proposed planters/benches...
20 March - Halls Larger Than
Stated - Apparently the
floor plan at the event on Saturday and Monday had the wrong
measurements indicated. They should have been twice as large, making
the main hall 22.4m x12m (73ft 5 in x 39ft 4in).
Revised plan click here...
18 March - Premier Acquires The
have announced it has completed the acquisition of The Waterfront at
Sovereign Harbour. The
comprises of both retail and restaurant property, was acquired from
Sovereign Harbour Waterfront Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
We understand that the previous owners were part of the disgraced Carillion
Premier Marinas CEO Pete Bradshaw commented: "The Waterfront is key
to our berth holders’ overall enjoyment of the South Coast marina
and is a popular venue for visitors and residents who enjoy
relaxing, shopping and eating by the water. Our aim in acquiring The
Waterfront is to provide the support and investment it needs to
truly become the heart of what is already a thriving marina.
Alongside The Waterfront, we have acquired a small parcel of land
which we intend to use in conjunction with our boatyard operations."
Update: The "small parcel of land" is
the curved boat display area running from the boat hoist to the
bridge, known as “Site 4” of
15 March - The Big Book Fayre
Friends of Pevensey Bay Library
are holding a fund-raising Book
Fayre on Easter Saturday 31st March at The Bay Hotel,
Pevensey Bay 10am-2pm. Collection point for donated books
include The Bay Hotel and the Priory Court Hotel in nearby Pevensey.
Includes book sale, craft corner and refreshments.
15 March - Sovereign Female
Choir Events. At Simply Italian, The Waterfront,
on Wednesday 18th April between 7.15 & 9.45 pm our light-hearted entertainment choir
Sovereign Polyphony will perform. Our programme includes well known music with options
to join in, sing along or listen. The Eastbourne Blind Society will
benefit if diners donate should they enjoy the evening.
Feb - Lock Closure - For info, lock 2 (the
lock closest to the marina office) will close for maintenance and
dewatering commencing Friday 2nd March for approximately 4
weeks. Pedestrian access will be possible for the duration
via a temporary gangway. At the start and end of the shutdown,
vessel and pedestrian access will be closed to facilitate the safe
access for cranes and deployment of the stop logs. The Duty Lock
Keeper will be able to advice pedestrians on the day of any short
term closures. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Daniel Heckford, Marina Manager. Tel: 01323 470099
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. It
is a great place to live, and a great place
Digging out the harbour from land known as The Crumbles began in 1991.
House building commenced in 1997 and
continued for ten years.
More recently, a new
has been built and the
local junior school
More housing is under construction , and Pacific House, the first building
has opened. In late 2017, work started on a long-awaited
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.
Click here to
join SHRA... Membership brings
discounts from local
SHRA Newsletter and e-mail Distribution List. Our on-line (PDF) newsletter,
is published every second month. We occasionally email all members about important harbour news
Click here to subscribe
MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically
added). You may unsubscribe at any time.
The SHRA Web Site is frequently updated with reports on the work of the
Association and local news and issues. We publish information
on harbour clubs
and activities, future
trades, and offer a page of useful
links. We welcome
Our Current Sponsors
Annual sponsorship of
the SHRA web site and our on-line newsletter "Waterlines"
by these local companies supplements the Association's income and we
are grateful for their support. We limit the number of annual
sponsors to six. Our previous sponsors.....