DOWN YOUR WAY: Sovereign Harbour

THERE’S still time to buy tickets for the Haven Primary School PTFA fireworks display on Saturday November 10 on the undeveloped land between Martinique Way and the se (Site One). The gate will open at 5.30pm and the display will start at 6.30pm. Food and drinks will be available. Tickets £6 Adult, £4 Child, £15 Family (2+2), available from: the Haven School; Beatty Road Café; Londis in Beatty Road and Bright Ideas at the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront. On the night, £7 Adult, £5 Child, £20 Family.

THE TWO bulldozers working on the Sovereign Harbour beach were joined on Monday by dump trucks, which will spend the week moving shingle in preparation for the next 8.0mCD tide on November 15. Initially this will be between Pevensey Bay Sailing Club and Sovereign Harbour, and they will gradually work west to east during the week. At this stage we have no knowledge of what weather conditions may accompany the November spring tides, but history suggests that the remnants of hurricanes hitting the east coast of North America end up crossing the Atlantic about ten days later. By then they are far less powerful, and tend to track to the north of Scotland, but can still impact on the weather we experience on the south coast. Either way the trucks will be kept busy up until the 15th November tide so if we do see repeated erosion, repairs can be undertaken very quickly. Although not currently planned it is likely that road lorries will transfer shingle from Langney round Sovereign Harbour and on to the North Beach at some point in the next few weeks.

MEMBERS of the Eastbourne East Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding a neighbourhood surgery outside Bright Ideas on the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront, on Thursdays November 8.

The informal meeting, which will also be supported by members and officers of the borough council and Neighbourhood Watch, is an opportunity for you to raise any concerns that you may have directly to the people who can do something to help you, or just to meet them, and introduce yourself. If you have issues that you would like to discuss, but can’t get to the meeting, you can contact PC Ed Faulkner on 07787 685813 or PCSO Martin Hylands on 07909 873787.

PREMIER Marinas have given advance warning of essential maintenance. Work will be carried out on the North Harbour Bridge for about 12 days, starting on November 12. Annual lock maintenance will start on November 6 and will take four weeks. There will be no pedestrian access across the locks for about 12 hours on November 6 starting at 7.30am.

THE ACTIVITY at the November 12 meeting of the Harbour WI will be “Celebrate” with John Schofield. “A Magical Victorian Christmas”. There will be no December meeting of the Craft Club. The Harbour WI meets on the second Monday of the month at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club. The Craft Club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 2pm in Pevensey Bay Baptist Church Hall. For more information visit www.shra.co.uk/wi or call Frances Harrap on 01323 472649.