Latest News & Updates

25 April - Arndale Extension opening dates - The opening dates for three new stores in the £85 million Arndale Centre extension have been revealed. Next, H & M and FatFace will open in September, two months ahead of the extension that is due to open by the end of November when the Centre will be re-branded as The Beacon.

 The fit-out of Next and H & M is due to start in May and June and the first part of the new mall will open at the same time as these stores. The multiscreen cinema will open in 2019.

22 April - Sea Defence Work - We've added a web page about the sea defence work that is carried out on the harbour beaches by Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd. (PCDL).  It includes a new info sheet from PCDL on the annual shingle bypassing. Click here...

20 April - Harbour Construction Gallery - We've added a gallery of photos from about 1990/91 showing the construction of the harbour and locks; and also the Martello Tower and beach before the harbour was built. Thanks to John Pitcher and Geoff Clarke, members of the excellent The History of Eastbourne Facebook Group, and to Natural England for permission to use their historic photographs. Click here...

18 April - The Harbour WI have published the report of their April meeting. WI News page...

18 April - SHRA AGM – Our AGM is usually held in April or May. It would be great if this year we were able to hold it in the community centre and we are endeavouring to obtain a completion date to see if this will be feasible. If necessary, we could hold off until June. Whatever is decided, we shall give members at least 4 weeks’ notice as stipulated in our constitution.

18 April - Community Centre Update - Latest update on the build progress. Internal walls going up. Doors and windows due on-site this week. Click here...

14 April - Unsociable Behaviour - just a reminder that to receive email notification of the police 'Operation Blitz' direct mobile phone number for each weekend you need to sign up to Neighbourhood Alert at: https://neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/ External link logo You will also receive reports of Operation Blitz patrols in the harbour area. Anti-social crime may also be reported by calling 101, or in a genuine emergency 999.

13 April - Member's letter about litter published - Letters page...



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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. It is a great place to live, and a great place to visit!

Digging out the harbour from land known as The Crumbles began in 1991. House building commenced in 1997 and continued for ten years. More recently, a new medical centre External link logo has been built and the local junior school External link logo enlarged. More housing is under construction External link logo, and Pacific House, the first building of the Innovation Park External link logo, 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. 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.

The SHRA Web Site is frequently updated with reports on the work of the Association and local news and issues. We 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.

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