Latest News & Updates 2018

14 Nov - New Photo Gallery. Our new gallery contains photos by harbour resident and retired professional photographer, Ron McMillan. Click here...

12 Nov - Update from Ian Thomas, Project Manager Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd. After the two storms last week, it was inevitable that we would have to restart recycling this week.  With two weeks until the next spring tide there should be sufficient time to ensure the beach is adequately reinstated.  At this time is not possible to say where and when we will be working in different areas.  As much anything we need to determine where shingle is available to be recycled back to eroded areas before we can plan ahead.  

11 Nov - Some better news on policing and a survey on the police precept. From Neighbourhood Alert. "Sussex Police have started the biggest intake of new police officers for over a decade. This has been made possible by the increase in police precept of an average £12 for a band D property, and the PCC releasing £17 million from reserves. It means that over the next four years, Sussex will have 200 more police officers on the front line than it does today. [But remember that since 2014 the Government has slashed 644 Sussex police officers posts].

Although residents are pleased to hear that local policing will be strengthened by these 200 extra officers, they are already indicating that they would like even more. That is why the PCC has opened a survey on her website to gauge potential support for raising more funding locally if the Government lifts the current cap on the police precept."

You can visit the PCC’s website where you can find a link to the survey in the Police Funding 2018 section.

02 Nov - The Flint Street Nativity.  Performed live on stage at The Lamb Theatre, Eastbourne by The Green Room Productions on Nov 30th, Dec 1st and 2nd, and on Dec 7th, 8th, and 9th 2018, this wonderful 'comedy with music' is bound to delight in the run up to the festive season.

Mizzis Horrocks' class of seven year olds (all played by adults) are about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star grumbles he's not a proper star, Herod won't stop waving to his mum and dad and the Innkeeper is determined to liven up the script. And then the stick insect escapes...

For more info and bookings please visit   Click here for the flyer...

30 Oct - Boho Winter Light Festival which is taking place on November 17th.  Click for Poster...

30 Oct - Overstretched police risk becoming 'irrelevant', MPs warn. Policing is at risk of becoming "irrelevant" as neighbourhood teams are stripped back and huge numbers of crimes go unsolved, MPs have warned.

A report by the Home Affairs Committee said forces in England and Wales were "struggling to cope" amid falling staff numbers and rising crime. It also accused the Home Office of a "complete failure of leadership".

In the last four years recorded crime in the Sussex police force area has risen by 25% (nationally, it has risen by 36%) and charges are down 26% (nationally, they have fallen by 16%).

29 Oct - Visit by Hearing Mobile Information Bus. East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre information bus will be visiting Asda on 15 November from 10.30am -3.30pm. The bus is fully accessible and will be outside the front of the store. The vehicle is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing tests, and representatives will be on hand to offer advice.  Click for poster...

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


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.

Sovereign Harbour is also a busy, commercial marina and a working port for the Eastbourne Fishermen There is an RNLI lifeboat station, a yacht club and many restaurants, cafes and bars   It is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!

Digging out the harbour from a huge area of vegetated shingle 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 has been built and the local junior school External link logo enlarged. More housing is under construction External link logo, and Pacific House, the first 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) 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. We occasionally email all members about important harbour news or meetings. Click here to subscribe to our MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically added). You may unsubscribe at any time.

SHRA Website. Our website is frequently updated with reports on the work of the Association and local news and issues. We also 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.

Please note that dogs must be kept on leads at all times in certain areas of the harbour - click here for notice & maps...

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Annual sponsorship by these local companies of the SHRA web site and our on-line newsletter "Waterlines"  supplements the Association's income and we are grateful for their support. We limit the number of annual sponsors to six. Our previous sponsors.....