DOWN YOUR WAY (August 14th) - Sovereign Harbour

FOLLOWING an event early in the morning of Saturday, August 4, when both the inner and outer lock gates were opened simultaneously, a 3ft surge of water entered the inner harbour. The water detached vessels from their moorings and caused considerable damage to a number of pontoons. Fortunately, there was no injury to boat crews and no serious damage to boats. Marina operator, Premier Marinas, is conducting an investigation .

A CONCERT in support of Eastbourne’s new Tamar Class lifeboat, ‘Diamond Jubilee’, will be held at the King’s Centre, Edison Road, on Friday, September 7, starting 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm). The Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band will play a variety of music. Tickets, £5, from Bright Ideas on the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront, Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum and the King’s Centre - cheques to “RNLI Eastbourne”.

SOVEREIGN Ward councillors hold a surgery in the annex of Simply Italian on the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront, 10.30am-12.30pm on Saturday, August 18. Sovereign Ward councillors hold monthly surgeries in the annex of Simply Italian on the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront, on Saturdays, 10.30am-12.30pm and in the Beatty Café, Beatty Road, on Wednesdays 6pm-7pm.

THE Brushstrokes Art Group has an exhibition and sale of works at the Bandstand, on the seafront, on Sunday August 19. Brushstrokes Artists meet on Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm in St. Richard’s Church Hall, Etchingham Road, Langney, BN23 7AX. e-mail marinaann@hotmail.co.uk for more information.