Down Your Way: Sovereign Harbour - April 4

MAJOR modifications have been made to the Eastbourne Plan that will have an impact on the Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood.

Because the plan has already been submitted for inspection, the Borough Council has been obliged to put the changes out for further consultation.

If you would like to take part in the consultation, details, and a link to the consultation portal, can be found on the SHRA website: www.shra.co.uk/news.html (28th March). Closing date for responses April 20.

EAST Sussex Library Service is reviewing libraries within a five-mile radius of central Eastbourne; to ensure it is providing the best service, in the right place for residents. They need your views to continue to improve the service and help them build a library network for years to come. This is an opportunity for the residents of Sovereign Harbour to make their views known. The survey can be completed by post, or online, and you can find a link to the information on the SHRA website: www.shra.co.uk/news.html (March 27).

PROSPECTIVE participants in the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour’s second annual sponsored Harbour Walk, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind, have an opportunity to register in person, 2pm-5pm, on April 7 at Eastbourne Borough FC’s home fixture against Welling Utd, and on Wednesday, April 11, 2pm to 6pm at the Pevensey Coastal Defence annual public forum at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club. Walkers, and their dogs, can also register online by visiting www.harbourwalk.info, or by post, by downloading a registration form from the website.

AN IMPORTANT milestone on the road to a sustainable harbour community was reached when the Harbour Community Association’s (HCA) application for charitable status was accepted by the Charity Commission. This will provide a structure that will now open up access to many more funding streams, from Government and other charitable organisations, and will enable the HCA to bring together groups of like-minded individuals, and to promote a much wider variety of activities, once the hoped for harbour community centre becomes a reality.

THE HARBOUR Community Association carpet bowls group meets every Thursday evening, in term time, 6.45pm to 9.15pm at the Haven School in Atlantic Drive; full spring schedule on the SHRA website events calendar. Membership of the HCA is free to all harbour residents over 18.

THE Harbour WI meets on the second Monday of the month at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club. The Craft Club meets on the third Monday of the month at 2pm in Pevensey Bay Baptist Church Hall.

IAN WEEKS

Tel: 07857 634993

downyourway@ianweeks.co.uk