Down Your Way: Sovereign Harbour - May 2

THE Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour’s second annual sponsored Harbour Walk, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind, held on Sunday April 22, was a great success, with over 100 walkers and over 40 dogs taking part.

The weather stayed bright and sunny throughout; Stephen Lloyd MP and the Mayor of Eastbourne, Cllr Carolyn Heaps completed the walk, as did Eastbourne Borough FC mascot, Sammy Sunshine. The Eastbourne Buzz mascot, Barnaby Bee was at the start to greet walkers. Photographs can be viewed at:,

FOLLOWING approval of its application for the regeneration of the Sovereign Harbour Retail Park, Prudential issued a statement in which it stated restrictions on the application went further than those agreed by planning officers, and the company now needs to assess the implications of the decision. Residents are concerned that, should the project not go ahead, the long awaited cross harbour bus link could be lost.

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.

The walk starts at midnight on Saturday, May 19, at the Sovereign Centre. For more information, visit: The organisers are appealing for volunteers, male or female, to help on May 19 and 20. There are various roles from 8pm-5am (on May 20).

HAPPYJACKS Soft Play is started a new Drop In and Play Group for 0-5 year olds, at the St Anthony’s Centre, 557a, Seaside (opposite Lidl). Sessions will be every Friday 10am-noon, including school holidays. No need to book, just pop in. Call Jaki on 07738 381384 or visit

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

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 details e-mail or visit

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. Visit or call Frances Harrap on 01323 472649.


Tel: 07857 634993