Down Your Way: Sovereign Harbour - April 11

PROSPECTIVE participants in the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour’s second annual sponsored Harbour Walk, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind, can register in person, on Wednesday, April 11, 2pm-6pm at the Pevensey Coastal Defences annual public forum at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club.

Walkers can be accompanied by guide dogs and their owners so, this year, registration is also open to dogs - hopefully, also be sponsored.

Walkers, and their dogs, can also register online at, or by post, by downloading a registration form from the website.

ANNUAL dredging of the Outer Harbour is in progress and should be completed within a few days. During this work, the Eastbourne Lifeboat will remain in lock two.

THE WEST Harbour Bridge (next to the Harvester) will be closed for two weeks from April 16 for essential maintenance; there will be no pedestrian access during this period. Premier Marinas said that they will endeavour to complete the work as quickly as possible, and apologises for the inconvenience.

NEW PICTORIAL warning signage will shortly be installed on all three harbour bridges, together with new red warning lights. This is to increase awareness of impending bridge closures so as to improve pedestrian safety. Premier Marinas asks that pedestrians should comply with the warnings in order to keep the marina a safe and enjoyable environment.

ST RICHARD’S Church Arts and Craft Exhibition and Flower Festival Committee is holding a coffee morning, nearly-new sale and raffle at St Richard’s Church Hall 10am-11,30am on Friday April 13

THE SOVEREIGN Harbour Yacht Club has an open day for prospective members on Saturday, April 14, from 12-4pm

THE HARBOUR Community Association carpet bowls group resumes after the Easter break on Thursday, April 19. The group meets every Thursday (in term time) 6.45pm- 9.15pm at the Haven School in Atlantic Drive; full schedule on the SHRA website events calendar. Membership of the HCA is free to all harbour residents over 18. To register, download a form from or email

CHESTNUT Tree House is inviting you to gather your girlfriends and let your star shine for a Night to Remember - a ten-mile walk along Eastbourne’s seafront, including the marina promenades, to raise money for Chestnut Tree House, the only children’s hospice in Sussex. This year’s walk starts at midnight on Saturday, May 19 at the Sovereign Centre. Registration is open and closes on April 30. For more details and to register, visit:

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. For more information visit or call Frances Harrap on 01323 472649.

HARBOUR Friends is a social group of Harbour Residents, of all ages, both singles and couples, with the purpose of building friendships and generally enjoying life on Sovereign Harbour. They meet on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club; events are for members only. Further details from either Brenda on 470114 or Gilly on 470366, or visit

THE ROTARY Club of Sovereign Harbour meets every Tuesday at 7pm in Simply Italian at the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront; new members and visiting Rotarians welcome. For more information e-mail or visit the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour website:

THE Eastbourne RNLI appeal to raise the final £700,000 will give the volunteers the safety and speed they need to continue saving lives at sea runs until the end of 2012. There is a raffle, top prize is for two people to spend a Sunday training session with the crew of the new lifeboat.

Tickets from Paul Metcalfe, the Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07841-915274 or email Visit the Eastbourne lifeboat website and also Twitter and Facebook.


Tel: 07857 634993