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04 September - Ban Beatty Road Parking Charge - A PETITION has been set up to protest at the parking chaos for the Beatty Road shops.  First, it was free parking for many, many years. Then recently it became pay to park.  Now it’s permit only.  Traders are devastated – so please help them by signing this petition. The loal shops are really the heart of the community and we are now in danger of losing them, along with local residents’ livelihoods and jobs.  Passing trade is vital for these businesses who have already been hit badly by the pandemic.  Click here to sign the petition on

20 August - Urgent - BA22 and A2290 Improvements Consultation - Includes traffic lights at Seaside Roundabout  - Locally, the A22 and A2290 are important roads that experience high levels of traffic and congestion, particularly at peak times. In order for the area to continue to grow and prosper ESCC are proposing urgrades to these routes including adding more traffic lights.  Your comments about the proposals for the A22 and the A2290 will inform the further development of these schemes.  To view the full proposals and plans and to complete the survey online please visit: The closing date is 3rd September. If you need a copy of the information in a different format or language, please contact ESCC by email at or by phone 0345 608 0194 (Press 1).

20 August - Bus Services Improvement Plan Survey - East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is developing a Bus Services Improvement Plan in collaboration with the county's bus operators. This is in line with the Government's recently published National Bus Strategy - Bus Back Better, which requires all English local transport authorities to work with operators to come up with achievable plans for improving their local services and encouraging more people to use them.

As an important part of the Bus Service Improvement Plan, ESCC want to hear what you think would improve local bus services and what would make you use buses more. They are keen to hear from people of all ages who already use buses and those who do not. Please respond as soon as possible. Responses will help in the first Bus Service Improvement Plan.  To complete the survey online or to print a copy please visit: The closing date is 14th September. If you need a copy of the information in a different format or language, please contact ESCC by email at or by phone 0345 608 0194 (Press 1).

20 August - Pevensey Bay Sailing Club Open Day - Pevensey Bay Sailing Club are holding their late summer Open Day on Saturday 4th Sept from 11am start though to mid afternoon. Come along and try a sail on a dinghy and / or look round our facilities.  If you want to go sailing bring along wet weather gear / change of clothing. We will supply buoyancy aids. For additional information please email: or let us know you are coming and book here on Google Forms... 

14 August - Quay Fisheries fishmonger and smokery has opened at Sovereign Harbour - Located at the new fishermans' quay behind The Harvester, Quay Fisheries is a community interest company providing a fish and shellfish storage and processing facility, and offering retail and wholesale sales including live local crab and lobster, in-house smoked salmon and haddock and local line-caught bass. Opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 10am-3pm.

14 August - Harbour WI newsletter - The Harbour WI have published their August newsletter. Find it on the WI webpages by clicking here...

05 August - Waterlines published - The August 2021 edition of Waterlines, our digital newsletter to read on your device (tablet or computer recommended), or to download and print is now available from the Waterlines webpage, or you can directly download it from this link.... 

29 July - Damaged steps at Port Moresby Place - SHRA raised this matter with the ward councillors who tell us that EBC officials have contacted the developer who will carry out repairs in the next week or so. 

25 June - Public Open Space (POS) - this week SHRA wrote to the developers of Macaulay Place on Pacific Drive, about the progress of the POS they have to provide. They quickly replied saying that progress in some areas had been delayed due to shortages in materials, and that they had missed the Spring planting season for trees and shrubs because of trouble getting enough topsoil - these will now be planted in the Autumn.

They confirmed that they have laid out pathways, topsoiled and grass-seeded (the recent rain has been very timely). They have ordered fencing and hope to start work on it in a couple of weeks. They will open at least one of the footpaths as a cut through to Pevensey Bay Road as soon as the fencing and pathway chicanes (to slow down cyclists) are in place, but will want to keep people off the grass until it has had a chance to become established.

They are waiting for the Council`s final sign off on the choice of street furniture – benches, litter bins, cycle hoops etc. SHRA will chase the local councillors about this. The developer was sorry it was taking longer than expected. 

27 April - New discount for SHRA members - Waste-Hub -  Waste-Hub provide a hassle-free solution for the collection of your loose domestic or commercial waste.  They can also collect your ad-hoc bagged waste. With one-off or regular collections available these are ideal services if you do not have access or space for a skip. Plus, all the loading is done for you! £10 off a waste collection for SHRA members (single item collections not included). Contact Waste-Hub on 01323 654 655 or 07470 868 101

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The 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.  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 a RNLI lifeboat station and a popular yacht club.  At The Waterfront there are restaurants, cafes and bars with regular events and entertainments with ample, free parking.  It is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!

Begining in 1991, the Harbour was dug out from an area of vegetated shingle known as The Crumbles.  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, has opened.  In late 2017, work started on a long-awaited community centre that was in use by December 2019.

SHRA Membership

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.

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.

SHRA Newsletter and Distribution List

Our on-line (PDF) newsletter, Waterlines... is published every second month.  We occasionally email all members and subscribers about important harbour news or meetings using our confidential MailChimp distribution list to which you may subscribe to below (new members are automatically added).  Our list is not used for any other purposes, nor will it be shared with any third party, and you may unsubscribe at any time.

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