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01 August - August edition of Waterlines published - the August edition of SHRA's online newletter is now available as a PDF on the Waterlines webpage...

26 July - B&M retail store and garden centre on cinema site approved. EBC have given the go-ahead for a B&M store on the old cinema site in the Crumbles Retail Park. The plans include an open air, fenced-off garden centre at the rear of the building.

18 July - Harbour WI July Newsletter published. A report of the Harbour WI meeting held in early July is available on the WI webpage here...

05 July - Sea Defences Questionnaire - Hello everyone! I am a local resident of Eastbourne studying Coastal and Marine Resource Management at the University of Portsmouth.  For my masters dissertation I am investigating public perceptions of coastal risks and management within the Eastbourne area.  I would be extremely grateful if you could spare 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire which is linked below.  To participate you are required to live within the Eastbourne area (including Pevensey Bay and Sovereign Harbour) and be over the age of 18. Thank you in advance for your help and being a key player of Eastbourne's sustainable coastal future! Many thanks,
Teagan Jackson.
Click here to complete the questionnaire on Google Forms...

05 July - Road Safety Petition - A resident concerned about speeding cars and pedestrian safety on Pevensey Bay Road and Seaside has started a petition to have lower speed limits and relocated bus stops. Specific proposals in the partition are a little vague but a well-supported petition may encourage East Sussex Highways to review safety on these roads. Add your signature to the petition here:
(Note that Pevensey Bay Road from Langney Roundabout to Martello Roundabout (that’s the one by Pacific House) is included in a proposed extension to an anti-social driving restricted area PSPO. The decision on granting the extension is awaited following a recent public consultation. ).

05 July - SHRA's 'Seal Protection Area' Banners -  Updated - Two temporary notices warning people about disturbance to the seals are now in place on fencing adjacent to the locks.  One is near the RNLI station and the second  one is on the West side of the locks. These have been funded by SHRA members who donated at SHRA's AGM, and displayed with the assistance of Premier Marinas and the RNLI.  SHRA is hopeful of obtaining permission to site a permanent seal information board near the existing bird one by the locks. The information slides from the presentation at SHRA's AGM by Thea Taylor on Sussex Seals can be viewd by clicking here... 

22 June - Note of SHRA AGM published.  Notes of SHRA's recent AGM along with the annual report and accounts have been published. Find them on the "About SHRA" page...  You will also find there SHRA's updated constitution as amended at the AGM. The information slides from the presentation given at the AGM about the harbour seals are available clicking here... 

11 June - Leafleting Outside the AGM venue - We have published letters recieved from former SHRA chair Jan Weeks about the political leafleting that took place outside the AGM venue. Letters page... 

07 June - Harbour Dolphins - Harbour Dolphins are a swimming / dipping social group in Sovereign Harbour. We started the adventure in November 2021. Harbour Dolphins get their kicks between the groynes opposite the Martello Tower on North Harbour beach. Swim times are: Weekdays 8am, weekends 9am and Bank Holidays 9.30am. Facebook page...  Contact: Nancy Dickson-Fisher 07710 538 230

01 June - June edition of Waterlines published - the June edition of SHRA's online newletter is now available as a PDF on the Waterlines webpage...

31 May - Flood Defence Project's new website - The EA's Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne Coastal Management Scheme is one of the largest coastal flood defence projects in England. It stretches 15km from Cooden Beach to Holywell and will help reduce the risk of flooding to more than 10,000 properties. The project's new website containing additional information, resources and Q&As is at: 

27 May - Convenience Store Opens - The new convenience store and off licence next to “Four Seasons” on The Waterfront is now open.  Providing newspapers, milk, bread plus a lot more, it is open 7am to 10pm.

18 May - Harbour W.I. May newsletter published. Find it on the WI pages here...

05 January - B&M store for cinema site -[update decision delayed further after ESCC asked for furtrher details on traffic management] plans have been submitted to EBC for a B&M store ( ) on the cinema site with a garden centre enclosed by a perimeter fence at the rear. The application can be viewed on the EBC planning website at: EBC Application Number: 211058. Location: Unit 7, The Crumbles, Eastbourne.  

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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.  A long-awaited community centre 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. Subscribing to the email list does NOT make you a SHRA member. Join SHRA here...

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