Latest News & Updates
21 Feb - Rentcharge changes requested.
SHRA have written to the
Sovereign Harbour Trust
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.
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...
- Cycle Strategy letter - We have
published one more letter
on this subject as its quite an entertaining one, but no more
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.
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.
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
6, 7 & 8 Feb three more response added..
13 Feb we have now reached the 'response to a response'
31 Jan - Waterlines Published
- The February
2019 edition of SHRA's newsletter
Waterlines can be
downloaded from our Waterlines page... or from
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:
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.
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
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
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,
and a working port for the
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
has been built and the
local junior school
More housing is under construction , and Pacific House, the first building
of the Innovation Park
has opened. In late 2017, work started on a long-awaited
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
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