Latest News & Updates

08 August - Water Treatment Works - Update from Southern Water.  "As is normal practice, the works' operations team have been preparing for the poor weather that's forecast for tonight (8 August 2019) and onwards into the weekend.

As part of our management plan for this period, from midnight tonight (at the earliest) until 8am on Friday morning, we will be running a number of temporary generators that are on site. This is to make sure the works' storm-water pumps have a source of power to enable them to deal with high flows due to heavy rainfall, should there be a power outage, as there was the weekend before last.

 The same arrangement with the generators is also likely to be in place for Friday night into Saturday.   It is important to note that the above measure is purely precautionary, with the generators that will be 'live' located within the walls of the works' above ground compound, helping to minimise any noise. Of course, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused to local residents, as well as thank them for their patience and understanding."

Southern Water
03 August - Waterlines Published.
The August edition of SHRA's digital newsletter has been published. Find it here...
22 July - Harbour WI publish the note of their July meeting.
Click here to read it....
20 July - Students' Beach Litter
- a kindly Harbour resident has cleared up plastic and other waste left on the Harbour Beach on Friday evening by a group of visiting students. If you are a host family, please make sure your student guests are made aware that they need to dispose of their litter in an appropriate manner and not leave it for others to clear up.
19 July - How we treat the elderly
- When you turn 100 years old you get a letter from the Queen. But from next year over 11,000 centenarians will also get letters demanding payment for a TV licence. As will 109,000 over 95s and 469,000 over 90s, while the Conservative government washes its hands on the matter. "The Government is clear that the future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC from June 2020". And who made it their responsibility? You can show your opposition to this mean decision by signing the Age UK petition here...
18 July - Communal letter box area thefts
- There are reports of scumbags breaking into letterboxes during the afternoon to retrieve bank cards they have fraudulently applied for using a Sovereign Harbour address. Immediately report the receipt of any unapplied for bank or credit card account details to the bank concerned. If you find your letterbox forced open, report it to the block's management company and the police. Letterboxes with broken locks are more likely to be utilised, and the owner may never know; so if your letterbox has a broken lock get the management company to fix it pronto, or get it done yourself by contacting a locksmith. Make sure you don't allow people in to your apartment block if you don't know them.
18 July - Litter, Weeds and Rubbish
- There has been a change to the contractor engaged by EBC for street cleaning and weeding services and rubbish collection. Kier have been replaced by South East Environmental Services Limited (SEESL). Further details can be viewed on the Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel website...
17 July - Gallery updated
. - we've added two lovely drawings by Harbour resident 10-year-old Oliver to our Members Gallery... Oliver is autistic and loves to draw the vehicles and boats he sees in Eastbourne.
09 July - Dementia Voices Choir -
SStarting on 15th August, every Thursday 2.15-3.15 at Pevensey Bay Baptist Church.  Come along and sing your favourite songs in a real choir!  Pop, rock and songs from the musicals are our speciality.  Perfect for those with early stage dementia……brain function improves during singing.  More information from:
Diana Terry – 01323 766994
Click here for a flyer...
01 July - Asda Petrol Station closed for three months
- the petrol station has closed for a major refurbishment and the addition of a self-service car jet wash. Scheduled to re-open Monday 23 September. Click here to view plan of new layout...
19 Apr - Safety Message from Premier Marinas - please stay off the road. Dear Residents,  As the weather improves, and more of us make use of Sovereign Harbour, can I please ask for your cooperation with a safety issue.  The road from the Yacht Club down to the North Bridge is used by heavy plant accessing the boatyard, with occasional deliveries to the Waterfront. Premier have installed a new set of vehicle barriers which will restrict unauthorised vehicles accessing the road, but the barriers were recently vandalised and are pending repair.

Can I ask you to walk on the footpath adjacent to the road rather than walking down the road itself. By walking in the road you are putting yourself at an increased risk of injury. Signage and warning markings are present on the road along with a new zebra crossing at the entrance to the boatyard.  Parking is available in the Waterfront Car Park, please do not park on the access road itself. Thank you for your help./p>

Daniel Heckford
Marina Manager Sovereign Harbour

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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 has been built and the local junior school enlarged.  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 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.

Please note that dogs must be kept on leads at all times in certain areas of the harbour - click here for notice & maps...

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