Latest News & Updates

23 July - Excavation of water feature path - Ongoing tests have identified possible damage to pipework which is buried in the San Juan Court side of the path that runs between the main fountain and the outer harbour prom. Starting from 24 July, parts of the path will be closed to pedestrians while contractors start excavating to reach the pipework. It is not known how long the work will take but CPMCL will endeavour to keep everyone informed.

21 July - Harbour Rent Charge – although the issue of the Harbour Rent Charge may seem to have gone quiet, we can assure members that SHRA, along with a number of committed individuals who have been challenging the charge for many years, are diligently researching the matter and continue to investigate a fairer and more transparent arrangement. The charge is discussed at every SHRA committee meeting, and we anticipate being able to make further announcements in the coming months.

21 July - Site 8 (Port Moresby Place) variations to plans (see below). SHRA remains concerned about the dispersal of rain water from the area and from the new buildings and are making further representations on the matter to EBC planning.

21 July - New bus timetables. Here is a direct link to the timetables of the new 5 and 5A bus services. Click here... External link logo

18 July - This Saturday 22 July - Eastbourne Mardi Gras. An opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate diversity and families. The organiser, BourneOut LGBT, invites everyone to join in. The parade will start at 1pm (forming up from 12.30) at Eastbourne Waterworks, Langney Point Car Park on Prince William Parade.  The parade will pass along the promenade to the car park at the side of Fort Fun where it will cross Royal Parade and continue into Princes Park. The celebration will continue in Princes Park from 2pm until 9pm - there will be community stalls, a dance tent and live music (including Abba, Elton John and Adele tribute acts).  Facebook page... External link logo  Stage line-up... External link logo

18 July - On August Bank Holiday (26/27/28 August) the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club are organising 'A Celebration of Land and Sea'.  Featuring displays on land and water, boat, car, motor bike and motor home exhibitions, beer and Pimms tent, art exhibition. Further details... 

18 July - Next week - The Green Room Productions presents the Eastbourne premiere of This Wide Night at the Lamb Theatre. This Wide Night by Chloë Moss was first produced at the Soho Theatre in 2008 and won the Susan Smith Blackburn Playwriting Prize in 2009. It subsequently opened off Broadway with Edie Falco starring. Performances 26th July 2017—29th July 2017, 7:30pm. Tickets: £11.00. Company website: click here... External link logo
Booking website: click here... External link logo
Box Office: 01323 479732

15 July - Open Days at the Wish Tower. Do pop in and meet the Wish Tower Friends & learn more about Martello Tower 73.
Saturday 22nd July – from 1.00pm
Sunday 23rd July – from 11.00am
Sunday 30th July – from 11.00am
Sunday 6th August – from 11.00am
We are normally open for 3-4 hours – if the flag is flying then we are at home! Web site... External link logo

13 July - Harbour dog control orders possible. New council powers to tackle anti-social behaviour may include introducing dog ban and lead control orders in to the Sovereign Harbour area. There is little detail at present and any proposals will be subject to a future consultation. Read more in this EBC press release...  External link logo

10 July - Site 8 (Port Moresby Place) variations to plans (see News page). The developer has submitted a further application for the above. It includes the long-awaited drainage scheme. EBC planning External link logo application no. 170885. Comments by 30th July. SHRA remains concerned about the dispersal of rain water from the area and the new buildings. Covering letter...

03 July - New Bus Routes 5 & 5A from Sunday 23 July. Stagecoach have announced these new routes linking Sovereign Harbour and Bridgemere with Eastbourne in place of route 51. By separating this section from the 51 route they can prevent the local delays caused by issues on outlying sections of the old route. On Mondays to Saturdays route 5 will serve North Harbour and route 5A will serve South Harbour. On Sundays and Bank Holidays the 5A will serve both North and South Harbours. There are changes to the times of these local buses and of other nearby routes e.g. The Loop. New timetables are on the Stagecoach web site... External link logo

01 July - Hot Air Balloon Festival Tickets - Free tickets for the festival in Hamden Park on 29 and 30 July can be booked online (an earlier problem with booking has been sorted). Mass balloon lift takes place at 6.30am Sat and Sun with other attractions throughout the day. Click here for full details...  External link logo

02 July - New discounter - Revival Car Services, a mobile car valeting company based in Sovereign Harbour, has been added to the list of local businesses offering a discount to SHRA members (e.g. a quick weekly valet for just £20). Please visit their web site for details of their wide range of services that include regular maintenance washes, paint correction services and pre-sale and concours level detailing. External link logo

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Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne

Built on land known as The Crumbles, Sovereign Harbour is a prestigious marina development of 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!.

The digging out of the harbour started in 1991 and residential construction commenced in 1997. More recently a state-of-the-art medical centre External link logo has been built, and the local junior school External link logo has been enlarged. Further 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.


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 every second month. 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 South Harbour has a large water feature External link logo See maps...

'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

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