Local News

Grave Concerns About Planning Application

This morning (Friday, 4th January), the Mornings Mill Farm planning application (WD/2017/1942/MEA) was discussed at the Willingdon Parish Council Large Developments Sub-Committee and the consensus was to advise the Planning Committee on Monday, 7th January to ask Wealden District Council (WDC) to

Cllr Metcalfe on Penlee Lifeboat Disaster

The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurred on 19th December 1981 off the coast of Cornwall. The lifeboat Solomon Browne, based at Penlee lifeboat station near Mousehole, went to the aid of the vessel Union Star after its engines failed in heavy seas.

Cllr Metcalfe calls for beach clean up

Conservative councillor Paul Metcalfe has told Eastbourne Borough Council to clean up the beach foreshore between Langney Point and Sovereign Leisure Centre following complaints from local people.


Sovereign Shines

The Prizegiving for the third Annual Sovereign Shines competition was held at the Waterfront in Sovereign Harbour on Saturday evening in very wet and gale force conditions.


Sovereign Ward councillor Paul Metcalfe MBE was once again asked to present the prizes.

Carols with the Crew

Another notable Sunday afternoon on the Waterfront at Sovereign Harbour and ‘Carols with the Crew’ of Eastbourne Lifeboat.

Fishermen's Quay

A most interesting presentation meeting on the proposal for the ‘Fishermen’s Quay’ project in Sovereign Harbour held in Di Lietos’s Coffee Lounge on Monday evening proved a great success.


Winter Wonderland Extravaganza

Sovereign Ward Borough Councillor Paul Metcalfe MBE was again invited to open the Eastbourne Winter Wonderland Extravaganza held at The Conqueror Hall Kingsmere. This fantastic annual event raises monies for Children’s Charities.

Bovis to finish railings on Kings Drive

Ratton Conservative councillor Colin Murdoch has scored a major victory after house builder Bovis said it will finish railings at its Kings Drive development and undertake a host of other jobs too.