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About SHRA

The Sovereign Harbour Residents Association (SHRA) was established in 2000 to consolidate and represent the views of the Harbour's entire residential community.

We believe Sovereign Harbour residents and householders have an essential part to play in ensuring the continuing success of our community to the benefit of fellow householders and marina visitors alike. SHRA exists to give homeowners and residents a louder and coordinated voice over Harbour issues that affect them.

Membership of the SHRA is open to all households in owned or rented residential property located within the Sovereign Harbour estate.


The management of the association shall be vested in a committee of up to fourteen SHRA members comprising chair, deputy chair, treasurer, secretary and up to ten other committee members. For further details see the SHRA Constitution... 

Help Us

To help run the Association we welcome the assistance and skills of SHRA members. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss becoming involved with your local Association by serving on the committee.


Sovereign Harbour is a great place to live, but it has lacked some of the social infrastructure necessary to turn a large residential area into a centred and sustainable community. The Association works hard to communicate, address and resolve this infrastructure issue, and many others, with a wide variety of individuals, companies, organisations and local and national government bodies.


Concerns we have raised, and continue to raise, include:

• Opposing the building of a B&Q Superstore.
• Campaigned for a purpose built medical centre.
• Campaigning for a purpose built and adequately funded community centre.
• Pressing EBC over their failure to provide community facilities.
• Campaigning for fair, legal and transparent flood protection charges.
• We canvassed residents on having a Community Council.
• Pushing for a cross-harbour bus lane and more frequent bus services.
• Seeking appropriate development of the remaining development sites.
• Scrutinising the size, number and mix of future residential development plans.
• Seeking finalisation of the ‘Marina Village’ concept and the business park.
• Pressing for the provision of appropriate open spaces.
• Bridge raising times.
• Litter and dog fouling.


In the spring of 2017 the results from our on-line survey about SHRA's relevance and possible future direction was published. We received over 200 responses. Our thanks to everyone who took part; it was a useful and enlightening exercise!

Introduction & Conclusions 
Annex A Reasons for responses (10 pages) 
Annex B Improvements wanted (11 pages) 

If you have an issue you would like to discuss, please contact SHRA.


The Association undertakes to canvass residents to be sure that it always truly represents the view of the majority. We keep residents informed of our work and Harbour issues and events via our:

• Website - frequently updated at
• E-bulletin - delivered by email. Click here to subscribe.
• Notice board - affixed to the wall by Seasons bistro at The Waterfront.
• Digital Newsletter - Waterlines is published online ever second month beginning in February.


The SHRA committee meet monthly. Public Meetings are held whenever necessary, and the Annual General Meeting is usually held during May. Residents will receive notification of meetings through Waterlines, the e-bulletin and the notice board. Notes of past meetings are available on this page.

Join Us

Please see the Join page for details of annual membership subscription.

Contact us

To contact SHRA please click here to visit our Contacts page >