Latest News & Updates

07 Jun - The Harbour Medical Practice Patient Access Programme.  Members of the PPG will help to support the IT department of the practice to demonstrate the use of the application that lets you order prescriptions and make appointments on line. Familiarity with using a computer or tablet is necessary. Time slots will be available between Monday 24th June and Friday 5th July. Contact the Practice for details.
04 June - June Waterlines published
- Our online newsletter, Waterlines, has been published. Click here to read it...
31 May - Graffiti
- There have been reports of graffiti appearing in parts of the harbour. Incidents should be reported to the managing agents of the development and to EBC. Click here for EBC's graffiti reporting web site. Criminal activity should also be reported to the police.
30 May - Slips cause majority of coast water deaths, RNLI warns -
Take Care -More than half of coastal deaths in the UK last year were caused by people tripping and falling into the sea, the RNLI has warned. Figures show 128 people died in the UK's coastal waters in 2018 - 115 of them men - with the majority falling in while out running or walking. About 55% of those were people who "ended up in the water unexpectedly", an RNLI spokesman said. Read more about this including advice on the BBC News site.
29 May - Harbour WI meeting note published. Click here...
29 May - Notes of recent SHRA AGM published - they include the Annual Report - you will find them on our 'About' page...
28 May - Two new SHRA committee members
. North Harbour resident Susan Kerrison was elected to the SHRA committee at the recent AGM. After attending last week's committee meeting as an observer, South Harbour resident David Preager, also agreed to join the committee. We are delighted to welcome Susan and John to the committee.
28 May -  New SHRA chairman appointed
. At last week's committee meeting, committee member Colin Smith who chaired the recent AGM was appointed as SHRA chairman. The vacancy arose after the previous chairman, Chris Mepham, decided to step-down through ill health. We are grateful to Chris for all the work he put in as chairman. 
14 May - Local councillor elevated
- We are pleased that it has been announced that Cllr David Elkin, who represents Sovereign Ward on East Sussex County Council was today (Tuesday) elected chairman of the County Council. We offer David our congratulations.
12 May -  Cream Tea and Summer Fair for a very good cause
- The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital are holding a Cream Tea and Summer Fair in East Dean & Friston Village Hall (Number 12 bus route) on Sunday 9 June 2019 from 1.30 - 4.30 pm.  Entry to the fair is free - stalls include: Cakes, Plants, Pimms, Cards, Jewellery, Flowers, Stamps, Toiletries and Books.  Teas from £6 - choose from a selection of homemade cakes or have a traditional cream tea. The Summer Raffle will take place at 4 pm with the chance to win £100 cash.  All money raised going to support the Eastbourne DGH and our special project for 2019, to raise £500,000 to equip the newly enlarged Urology Investigation Suite and the Enhanced Care Unit.  Poster...
07 May - Letter from a SHRA member about garden fencing
- A letter about fenced-off gardens near the South Harbour water feature has been published on our Letters page.  Please let us have any comments about the issue. Please indicate if the comments are not for publication.
19 Apr - Urgent 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.

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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