Latest News & Updates

Cancer Research logo27 April - Cancer Research UK announce Eastbourne Race for Life 5K and Race for Life 10K on Sunday 18 June. £14.99 Women (18+). The 5k should be suitable for all abilities (walk, jog or run), or you can attend as a volunteer. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for research. Book early to avoid disappointment. They also require volunteers to help out on the day with three roles to choose from. Further info... External link logo

26 April - Eastbourne Buzz report that EBC planners have given the go ahead for the Sovereign Harbour community centre to be built on the edge of the Innovation Park (Site 6). This is not the ideal location (certainly not the one "wanted" by residents) - a more central location would have been much preferred.

However, the centre cannot be built until an access road and pedestrian footpath have been constructed – neither of which have planning applications submitted. It’s expected an application for the road will be submitted by early June, with a completion date (of the roadworks), sometime in October. Read more... External link logo

26 April - Some incredible aerial views of Sovereign Harbour filmed from a drone in 2015. Posted on YouTube. Click here to view... External link logo

26 April - Eastbourne Borough Council would be interested to hear the views of local businesses on the adequacy of the locality, infrastructure and existing commercial premises in the area, as well as how the property on offer could be improved to better meet the needs of local businesses.

We would be grateful if you could take 10 minutes to complete a short survey to provide your feedback and views by Friday 12th May. To take part in the survey, please visit: External link logo

25 April - Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have announced the dates and locations of their 2017 Open Gardens events. Click here for full details... External link logo

25 April -Brushstroke Art Club have announced the dates and locations of their summer exhibitions. See poster on our Events page for details...

24 April - SHRA on-line survey responses published.
Introduction & Conclusions
Annex A Reasons for responses (10 pages)
Annex B Improvements wanted (11 pages)

22 April - Published by the Eastbourne Access Group, The 2017 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People is now available from the Tourist Information Centre in Cornfield Road and seafront office, No. 1 Grove Road and the Town Hall. Click here for the PDF version... External link logo

21 April - SHRA committee member Ray Blakebrough has suddenly resigned due to increased pressure from other commitments. Luckily, following the recent pleas in Waterlines, half a dozen members have expressed a willingness to be nominated at the AGM in May to serve as future committee members.

20 April - Seen from above. These two YouTube videos filmed from drones flying in the Beachy Head area give some unique views of our local beauty spots. Video One... External link logo Video Two... External link logo

20 April- How to Register to Vote in the General Election. Useful Eastbourne Herald article with links...  External link logo

12 April - New laws mean that using a mobile phone while behind the wheel of a car could get you a fine of £200, six penalty points and possibly a loss of licence. What about if you are using your phone to just play music or as a sat-nav device? This Eastbourne Herald article offers some clarification. Read more... External link logo

04 April - Book now for the Saturday Soul Night at Seasons Brasserie on 29th April. Join us from 7pm and enjoy a Saturday evening of some classic tracks and videos from all your favourite artists at Seasons. More details... External link logo

1 March - Someone collapses - would you know what to do? An hour and half of your time that could help save lives. Free Basic Life Support and Defibrillator Awareness training at The Waterfront. New dates & times in April, May and June. Read more...

Welcome to the SHRA website


Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne

Built on land known as The Crumbles, Sovereign Harbour is a prestigious marina development with houses and apartments arranged around an outer tidal harbour, four inner basins and alongside the waterways and shingle beaches. It is a great place to live!

In recent years a state-of-the-art medical centre External link logo has been built and the local junior school External link logo has been enlarged. More housing is under construction External link logo on three sites, and  Pacific House, the first office building of the Innovation Park External link logo, has opened. The adjacent retail park offers a range of popular stores, including a large supermarket, along with a multi-screen cinema and a gym.

Sovereign Harbour Residents Association (SHRA)

The Residents Association was established in 2000 to give Harbour residents a strengthened and co-ordinated voice in all discussions on the management and development of Sovereign Harbour. Read more about SHRA here... The work of the Residents Association is funded by a one-off, life membership subscription. Click here to join SHRA... SHRA membership brings discounts from local businesses.

Date for diary - Thursday 11th May 2017 - SHRA AGM - Haven School, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Members only - please bring your membership card.


Commercial sponsorship of the SHRA web site and our newsletter, "Waterlines" supplements the Association's income.

SHRA Newsletter and e-mail Distribution List

Our on-line newsletter, Waterlines, is published at regular intervals. The latest issue can be found on the Waterlines page. From time to time we email members and subscribers with updates, notification of the publication of Waterlines, notice of meetings and other Harbour matters. Click here to subscribe to our confidential MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically added). You may unsubscribe at any time.

SHRA Web Site

Please explore our web pages. Our news page is frequently updated with reports on the work of the Association and local issues. We publish information on harbour clubs and activities, future development, local events, local transport, local trades, and offer a page of useful links. We welcome your letters, event announcements and photos.

Harbour Weather External link logo - Eastbourne Tides External link logo - Flood Alerts External link logo - Live Channel Traffic External link logo

Visiting Sovereign Harbour

The Waterfront, Sovereign HarbourThe Harbour is an interesting place to explore, with leisure and fishing boats, the sea locks, a harbour boat tour, the lifeboat station and the many harbour and beach-side walks and cycle paths.

'The Waterfront' area at Sovereign Harbour offers a wide range of restaurants, cafés, and bars, some shops, and beauty, health and hair salons. Visit The Waterfront web site External link logo for further information and to obtain discount vouchers.

The adjacent Sovereign Harbour Retail Park has several large stores, including Asda, Boots, Matalan and Next, a gym and a multi-screen cinema. The Waterfront and the marina are home to a number of companies offering services to the business and marine communities.

Eastbourne FishermenEastbourne Fishermen have proposed plans for a Fishermens' Quay at Sovereign Harbour. More info on the Eastbourne Fishermen web site... External link logo

Our Current Sponsors

To become a SHRA sponsor -E-mail the SHRA webmaster
Our Previous Sponsors - Click here.