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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 wil carry out repairs in the next week or so. 

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

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. 

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

03 June - Waterlines published - The June 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.... 

03 June - Letter from fishing boat owner - At the request of Premier Marinas, we have removed a letter from Mr Storey, owner of two harbour fishing vessels, together with SHRA’s response, from the April 2021 edition of Waterlines and from the SHRA website.
The letter and the response were published before seeking Premier Marina’s view. Had we discussed the matter with Premier Marinas, we would have been made aware that an amicable agreement had already been reached between Mr Storey and Premier Marinas. We apologise to Premier Marinas for any misunderstanding or any criticism of them that may have occurred as a result of the publication of the letter and our response. We are meeting with Premier later this month to discuss the matter. 

25 May - West Bridge. Due to a fault, the West bridge (Opposite the Harvester) will remain up overnight and into tomorrow.  Unfortunately, it is safer to leave the bridge fully up rather than have it stop again in a part closed position. Doing so would be dangerous. Engineers have been contacted and signage will be displayed. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
Daniel Heckford, Marina Manager

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

07 May - Harbour Dredging - The annual dredging at Sovereign Harbour has begun.  Dredger ‘Sospan Dau’ is due to work for approximately 10 days, subject to weather conditions.
Premier Marinas...

30 April -   Beach Work Update -The final machine has now left the beach, and hopefully none will be needed until late September or early October. I am sure we are all looking forward to a peaceful and warm summer.
Ian Thomas
Project Manager
Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd

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

22 April - Brown tail moth caterpillars -  The brown tail moth is an insect native to Britain that has hairy black caterpillars with red and white markings that group in webs on trees and shrubs. The hairs of the caterpillar have an irritant effect and can cause breathing difficulties and rashes in contact with skin.

We have recieved reports that the caterpillers have been seen in some Harbour areas. If you spot them you should seek further advice and take necessary precautions.  A Bing or Google search will help you find knowledge resouces such as these provided by: Butterfly Conservation... and Tendring District Council... 

13 March - Learn to sail at Pevensey Bay Sailing Club - Situated just east of Sovereign Harbour within the protected waters of Pevensey Bay, our club is renowned for it’s superb sailing facilities whatever your sailing ability.
Open to anyone aged 18 or over, the course fees include:
• RYA approved training by our qualified instructors.
• RYA logbook and certificate upon course completion.
• One years club membership to enjoy our facilities throughout the year. And more...
LEVEL 1 - Tuesday eve 4th May > 1st June.
LEVEL 1 - Saturdays 22nd May > 5th June.
LEVEL 2 - Tuesday eve 15th June > 13th July.
For further information please contact sailing club principal Click here for poster... 
We have an Open Day planned for Saturday 1st May, but do come and have a look round the club at any time or contact the membership secretary, Duncan Tanner, at

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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.

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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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