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13 Jan 2021 - Harbour WI Newsletter published - find it on the Harbour WI website....

08 Jan 2021 - Vaccination Scams - As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations.  The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very similar to the real NHS website.

Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said: “Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge.  The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine.  If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.”

How to protect yourself: In the UK, coronavirus vaccinations will only be available via the National Health Services.  You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a local GP surgery or pharmacy, to receive your vaccination.

Remember, the vaccinations are free of charge and you will not be asked for a payment. The NHS will never:
• ask for your bank account or card details
• ask for your PIN or banking passwords
• arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
• ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills.
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to  Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is free of charge.  If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting

22 Dec - Beach Work UpdateAlthough the dump trucks have stopped working for now, the weather seems to want them back again.  Fortunately there are no high tides over Christmas, when there should also be 48 hours of Northwesterly winds, but Sunday 27  is looking windy again with very big offshore waves.
Two bulldozers will continue to work this week and next, although not on Bank Holidays or weekends unless absolutely necessary. The dump trucks and an excavator remain in the Environment Agency depot so are available should conditions deteriorate.  Otherwise I would hope we can wait until the New Year before the next round of recycling will inevitably begin. But, as always, the weather will have the final word.
Best wishes for a peaceful Christmas
Ian Thomas
Project Manager
Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd

07 Dec - Public Open Space - SHRA contacted J. W. Stratton Limited, the developer's of site 7c (Macaulay Place (see below)), about the public open space they are required to provide on site 7b.  Stratton informed us that they will start working on the area immediately after Christmas with a view to planting in time for Spring.  The children`s play area is the only sticking point – proposals have been submitted to Eastbourne in accordance with the council`s own parameter plans, but these have not yet been agreed.  Stratton do not want to miss out on another planting season so they intend to get the bulk of the work done in any event and install the play area afterwards if necessary.

03 December - Annual rentcharge - SHRA wrote to the editor of the Eastbourne Helald to clarify several issues in a reader's letter they published earlier that misrepresented the situation.  The letters can be read by following this link to the Eastbourne Herald website...

28 November -Macaulay Place Planning Application - The developer of site 7c (Macaulay Place) has submitted a revision for part of the site.  The application (no. 200876) is for 5 3-story houses and a three-story block containing 2 3-bed maisonettes and one 3-bed apartment.  This extract from the application’s Design & Access Statement  gives more info.  The full plans are on the EBC planning website…  Our initial view is that the revised plan is an improvement.  The closing date for responses is 19 December.  Note: It would appear that the references in the application to site 7b (the public open space) are an error, as the plans show the development to be within site 7c.

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Sovereign Harbour Residents Association (SHRA)

The Sovereign Harbour Residents Association gives Sovereign Harbour residents a strengthened and co-ordinated voice in discussions on the management and development of the Harbour.  The work of the Association is funded by a one-off, life membership subscription.

Sovereign Harbour
Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, East Sussex, is a large, prestigious, marina-side development of houses and apartments arranged around an outer tidal harbour, four inner harbours and alongside waterways and the shingle beach.

It is also a busy commercial marina and a working port for the Eastbourne Fishermen.  There is also a RNLI lifeboat station and a popular yacht club.  At The Waterfront there are restaurants, cafes and bars with regular events and entertainments; all with ample, free parking.  It is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!

The Harbour was dug out from an area of vegetated shingle known as The Crumbles begining in 1991.  House building commenced in 1997 and continued for ten years.  In recent years a new medical centre has been built and the local junior school was enlarged.  More housing is under construction, and Pacific House, the first building of an Innovation Park, was opened.  In late 2017, work started on a long-awaited community centre that was in use by December 2019.

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