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
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
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
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
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.
18 July - Next week
- The Green Room Productions presents the Eastbourne
premiere of This Wide Night at the Lamb Theatre.
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:
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 –
Sunday 23rd July – from 11.00am
Sunday 30th July –
Sunday 6th August – from 11.00am
We are normally
open for 3-4 hours – if the flag is flying then we are at home!
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...
10 July - Site 8 (Port
Moresby Place) variations to plans (see News
developer has submitted a further application for the above. It
includes the long-awaited drainage scheme.
application no. 170885. Comments by 30th July.
SHRA remains concerned about the dispersal of rain water from the
area and the new buildings.
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
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.
here for full details...
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.
Welcome to the SHRA website
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
has been built, and the
local junior school
has been enlarged.
Further housing is under construction
on three sites, and Pacific House, the first office building
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
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
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.
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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
trades, and offer a page of useful
links. We welcome
Live Channel Traffic
Visiting Sovereign Harbour
The 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
'The Waterfront' area at Sovereign Harbour offers a wide range of
and bars, some
shops, and beauty, health and hair salons. Visit
The Waterfront web site
for further information and to obtain discount vouchers.
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 Fishermen have proposed plans for a Fishermens' Quay at
More info on the Eastbourne Fishermen web site...
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