Water Feature Eastbourne

Columbus Point Water Feature, Sovereign Harbour South, Eastbourne


 

Archived News of 2015
Warning - some of this old information may not reflect the current position.


08 December 2015 - December CPMCL Bulletin circulated. Click here...

04 December 2015 - At an informal review meeting held in the Yacht Club last night, CPMCL members were shown a presentation on the work that has been done by the new 'owner' directors, the improvements that have been made to the servicing of the feature, and the plans for its future management.

Since their election at the AGM in May the new directors have been actively examining ways to improve the efficiency of the management of the feature and to reduce its running costs. New contractors have been appointed, the pump rooms have been inspected and the water usage is being carefully monitored. A new timing schedule for the lights and fountains has been introduced.

18 November 2015 -  Due to extreme weather conditions, the fountain at the bottom of Leg 2 (from harbour prom down to Montserrat Villas) has been lowered and the spray jets turned off to prevent over-spraying the paths. The situation will be reviewed on a daily basis.

03 November 2015 - New Timings - Following discussions with our contractors, CPMCL have agreed a new monthly 'on and off' schedule for the lights and fountains.

01 November 2015 - Latest Bulletin emailed to CPMCL members. Click here...

03 October 2015 - CPMCL have produced some Conveyancing Guidance for vendors and buyers of covenanted properties. Click here...

01 October 2015 - Latest Bulletin emailed to CPMCL members. Click here...

02 September 2015 - Latest Bulletin emailed to CPMCL members. Click here...

31 August 2015 - To mark June's water feature handover, Sovereign Harbour Photoclub (SHPC) held a competition on the theme “Cascades & Fountains”. The winner was Carl Slezacek, a South Harbour resident.  Click here to view Carl’s winning photographs. Thanks to SHPC and congratulations to Carl! The SHPC meets on Monday evenings at 7pm in the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club. New members welcome. www.facebook.com/SHPC.UK

01 August 2015 - Bulletin emailed to CPMCL members. Click here...

30 July 2015 - An article about the end of the decade-long water feature dispute has been published in the Eastbourne Herald - Click here...

30 July 2015 - CPMCL released a Press Notice - see Documents page...

16 July 2015 - Minutes of CPMCL AGM published - see Documents page...

16 July 2015 - Bulletin emailed to CPMCL members. Click here...

8 July 2015 - Message from the CPMCL Directors regarding the green water visible in some areas of the feature.

"We have now received the Schedule of Works relating to the re-commissioning of the water feature. We are challenging the works listed in the schedule, including the claim that the water had been topped up with chemicals to prevent its deterioration. This will have a short term effect on the visual aspect of the water but will have no long term detriment.

As soon as it is possible to do so without invalidating any rights we have, we will have the feature cleaned, topped up with chemicals and running again. We expect improved services to be put in place shortly. Directors CPMCL."

28 June 2015 - At the first AGM of CPMCL held on Friday 26 June 2015, a new board of directors was elected consisting of CPMCL members: Christine Allan, Bruno Di Lieto, Sandra Cheesman and Richard Moakes.

2 June 2015 - June CPMCL Members' Bulletin published. Click here...

1 May 2015 - May CPMCL Members' Bulletin published. Click here...

4 April 2015 - April Members' Bulletin from CPMCL published. Click here...

1 Mar 2015 - March Update from CPMCL published. Click here...

21 Feb 2015 - Latest Update for CPMCL members published and circulated. Click here to read the Update... We have also published the presentation slides from last night's CPMCL meeting held at the Yacht Club. Click here...

21 Feb 2015 - CPMCL's amended Articles of Association published and circulated to members. They can be found on the Documents page...

15 Feb 2015 - Update for CPMCL members published and circulated to the email list. Click here to read it...

09 Feb 2015 - The CPMCL Interim Directors (Designate) invited all CPMCL members to a meeting on Friday 20th February at the SHYC to learn more about the terms of the handover of ownership of the water feature that is scheduled to take place on the 1st March 2015.

31 Jan 2015 -  The CPMCL Interim Directors (Designate), who are local property owners, issued a Water Feature Update giving further information about the current repairs and about the handover of the feature. Click here to read it...

29 Jan 2015 - The feature remains half empty with the main fountain switched off. It has been like this since early October 2014, so for nearly four months.


2014 archived news click here... (web page)
Timeline of earlier history (1993-2013) click here.... (pdf)

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