24 September - Paddleboard Open Day Sat 26th Sept – Pevensey Bay Sailing Club will be offering demos and be joined by equipment suppliers showing their wares. 11am start, no need to book. See poster for more details. The club is located on the shore 500 m east of Sovereign Harbour towards Bexhill. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
20 September - Public Spaces Protection Orders - Dog on Leads - EBC have issued notification of a public consultation on the curent orders. The EBC announcement notes that, “The current PSPOs were established in 2017 and last three years. They will cease to have effect on Friday 27 November 2020 unless extended before then. We are proposing to extend the current six PSPOs on a like-for-like basis for a further three year period ending in November 2023 and are consulting over these proposals”. To find out more and to respond to the on-line survey, please click on this link to the EBC website. The closing date for responses is Tuesday 13 October 2020 at 5pm.
Under the current Sovereign Harbour Dogs on Leads PSPO, on most walkways around Sovereign Harbour, dog walkers are required keep their dogs on a lead or risk a fine of between £75 and £1,000. The affected areas are most of the pathways around the inner harbours and the outer harbour prom beside Macquarie Quay. Please click here to see maps showing the current restricted areas. The current PSPO does not apply to the following areas:
• the curved outer harbour prom between the locks and the Martello Tower
• the path beside The Piazza from the locks up to the South Bridge
• the paths around the South Harbour water feature • the North Harbour beach prom from Macquarie Quay to the camp site
• Port Moresby Place public area at the top of North Harbour.
If you feel all or any of the above areas, or any other pathways, not currently covered by the PSPO ought to be included when the Order is renewed, then you should make this clear in the ‘comments’ areas provided in the survey.
29 August - Response from Sovereign Harbour Trust CIC - Following SHRA's letter to the CIC of 20 April and a subequent exchange of emails, the CIC formally replied to our letter on the 4 August. Click here to read their reply. We have replied saying that we looked forward to seeing improved information on the SHT website and indicated that we would like to work with them on getting the arrangement for the annual rentcharge on a more transparent footing.
28 August - Beach Replenishment - Dredger Sospan Dau is due back within the next few days to start beach replenishment work on the north side of Sovereign Harbour. As usual sediment will be dredged from the seabed in the Owers Bank licensed dredging area, approximately 5 miles offshore from Littlehampton. This sediment will be delivered to the beach twice daily, with each discharge period expected to last just over an hour and each one starting around 1 hour before high water. As usual no dry plant will be used on the beach, the shingle being distributed by wave action alone. All deliveries are expected to be made within 200m of the marina’s northern breakwater. The target delivery volume is 20,000 cu.m, so with an average load likely to be 800 cu.m this should take 25 or so tides. With no delays this equates to two weeks, but will take longer if further gales extend up The Channel in early September.
Ian Thomas, Project Manager, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd
21 August - North Bridge Delay. Message from Premier Marinas - The annual Commodores Sail Past held by the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club takes place on Saturday 5th September from 16:00. Decorated vessels will sail from the north harbour, through the inner harbour and back again. As a result, the north bridge is likely to be raised for longer than usual. Boats should be back on berth by 16:45.
06 August - August Edition of Waterlines. We have published the August edition of Waterlines SHRA's on-line newsletter. Please click here to find it on the Waterlines webpage....
28 July - Extension of The Waterfront Car Park Approved. Premier Marinas' application to extend The Waterfront car park has been approved by EBC (see Decision Document... ). The plan involves replacing with tarmac the large brick planter and ‘garden’ opposite the Yacht Club to provide 60 more car parking spaces that will benefit events at The Waterfront and the Community Centre. The plans also include a removable, galvanised fence that will be installed “when car park “C” [is] used for boat storage”. Car park “C” is the new area plus half the existing adjacent area up to the mound (see site plan and design statement ).
26 July - Harbour WI July Newsletter Published. Find it on the Harbour WI webpage by clicking here...
17 July - Bay View Holiday Park Comments. As SHRA stated below (6th July), comments on the proposed redevelopment of Bay View Holiday Park should have been made to Wealden Council. Wealden Council have advised a member that "letters of
representation must be sent to Wealden District
Council as we are the determining Authority for this planning application
whilst Eastbourne BC are only a consultee. If people have sent their comments
to Eastbourne, please advise them to send these to Wealden – email@example.com otherwise we will be unaware of them." The application's reference number is WD/2020/0494/MAJ. The closing date appears to have been extended until Tuesday 4 August, so comments may still be made on the Wealden Council Planning website at:
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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, 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.
Membership is open to all households in owned or rented residential property located within the Sovereign Harbour estate, and owners of such residential property. Click here to join SHRA... Membership brings discounts from local businesses.
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.
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