Latest News & Updates

21 Feb - Rentcharge changes requested. SHRA have written to the Sovereign Harbour Trust External link logo requesting that improvements be made to the rent-charge payment period, payment options and the details of the claimed expenditure. The board have replied saying they will consider our letter at their next quarterly board meeting on the 29th March. Click here to read our letter... Comments are welcome.

20 Feb - Beach Work Update - The higher set of February tides are now upon us, but with the forecast set fair, they should cause us no problems.

That being the case, the dumpers will continue to deliver shingle to Normans Bay East today and tomorrow, before they will finish working on Friday at Beachlands.

It is not impossible that we will get through March without a gale or two, but I suspect a further week of recycling might be necessary in March or April before we can safely say spring has arrived.  It is also likely that one further week of bypassing shingle round Sovereign Harbour will be carried out before the end of March.

All in all it has not been a bad winter thus far. We have had some substantial storms in March before, so it is by no means certain that winter is done and dusted just yet.

Ian Thomas
Project Manager
Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd

16 Feb - Retail Park and Cinema. SHRA have written to the retail park land owner, M&G Real Estates (part of Prudential plc), to ask when their approved revamp of the retail will take place, and to bemoan the loss of the cinema. We'll let you know how M&G respond. Click here to read our letter...

15 Feb - Cycle Strategy letter - We have published one more letter on this subject as its quite an entertaining one, but no more letters about cycling on the proms and walkways will be published until there are actual, confirmed proposals to comment on. Letters page...

13 Feb -Local Planning Application 190036 - Asda Store plane to replace the existing marquee at the rear of the store with a new enclosed warehouse extension, to relocate the service yard wall to provide space for a fireworks container, to create a coral for the reverse logistics, to relocate the compactor, to replace the existing wall to the BIBC with composite insulated wall, and with Armco barrier protection around the service yard. Details on the EBC planning web site.External link logo

11 Feb - South Coast Classic cycle road race coming to Eastbourne - Project Auster and Visit Eastbourne are excited to announce Eastbourne as the host venue for the inaugural South Coast Classic on 27-28 July 2019. 

The new elite cycling road race is one of only 10 races on the HSBC UK National Series and, as the only elite domestic race south of Leicester, will attract the UK's best riders to the region.

The South Coast Classic will form part of the re-established Eastbourne Cycling Festival which will provide a weekend of activities for the entire family.

The highlight of the Festival will be the South East Regional Youth Championships for the region's best under 16 riders.  As well as a full programme of amateur races, the weekend will include a Let's Ride event where families can ride their bikes on a closed road circuit. Further details to follow.

08 Feb - Wave Leisure confirmed as managers of the Sovereign Harbour Community Centre. See this article in the Eastbourne Herald.External link logo The article also states that the Community Centre is expected to open in the Spring. A couple of weeks ago they told us it would open on the 4th Feb. Who knows?

01 Feb - A Safe Cycling Strategy - two more letters on the subject published on our letters page...  6, 7 & 8 Feb three more response added..   13 Feb we have now reached the 'response to a response' stage.

31 Jan - Waterlines Published - The February 2019 edition of SHRA's newsletter Waterlines can be downloaded from our Waterlines page... or from this direct link...

29 Jan - Fisherman's Quay Plans - SHRA representatives attended a presentation on plans for the new facility to be built on land, adjacent to the entrance to the West Harbour (behind the Harvester), presently occupied by the fishing fleet.  The development is planned in two stages; Stage 1 being the construction of a chiller, smoker and retail facility and Stage 2 a visitor centre. Planning permission has been gained. Funding has been secured for Stage 1 and grants are being sought for Stage 2.  Click here to view the plans...

29 Jan - New Sovereign Harbour Business Directory - coming soon, Harbour Pulse, hand delivered to your door. Advertising from as little as £40 for 3 months. Tel: 075395 33371 or 01323 478629  Email: harbourpulse@outlook.com  Click here for a flyer with further info... 

28 Jan- Asda Petrol Station Revamp - plans have been submitted to EBC for demolition of existing Asda petrol filling station (PFS) and drive to pay kiosks, and rebuild of a replacement automated six pump PFS with 12 filling positions, and erection of new jet wash area. Planning Application 190018. View plan (detail)...

25 Jan - Safety on Sovereign Harbour Promenades. SHRA member Rick Runalls wants to alert residents to what he believes is a threat to safety on the Harbor Proms. You can read his article on our Letters page by clicking here External link logo. It will also appear in the February edition of Waterlines that will be published online next week. Please let Rick have your views on the matter and look out for the forthcoming consultation.



Earlier and on-going items migrate from here to the News page or the Events page.

 

Welcome to the SHRA website

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

Sovereign Harbour is also a busy, commercial marina  and a working port for the Eastbourne Fishermen There is an RNLI lifeboat station, a yacht club and many restaurants, cafes and bars   It is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!

Digging out the harbour from a huge area of vegetated shingle known as The Crumbles began in 1991. House building commenced in 1997 and continued for ten years. More recently, a new medical centre External link logo has been built and the local junior school External link logo enlarged. More housing is under construction External link logo, and Pacific House, the first building of the Innovation Park External link logo, has opened. In late 2017, work started on a long-awaited community centre.

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. Read more about SHRA here... The work of the Association is funded by a one-off, life membership subscription.

SHRA 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 Newsletter and e-mail Distribution List. Our on-line (PDF) newsletter, Waterlines... is published every second month. We occasionally email all members about important harbour news or meetings. Click here to subscribe to our MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically added). You may unsubscribe at any time.

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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