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Not mentioned on any council or public authority or community websites, only this one, is that potential purchasers of residential Sovereign Harbour property need to know in advance that the annual flood defence and harbour charge payable by them is not levied anywhere else in Britain or Europe or the world. A much wider geographical flood zone area than just Sovereign Harbour is involved, affecting  more than 17,000 homes as far as Bexhill, yet only 3,700 Sovereign Harbour residents (and subsequent owners) must pay the annual cost, nearly 260 in 2018. A recent Member of Parliament has stated publicly this is unfair and unjust. All business services including management companies and property developers are exempted. An additional covenant applies to owners of some South Harbour properties in the water feature precinct. In both cases, they are in addition to local council taxes, insurance, management fees and ground rents. 

Eastbourne and Area Links and Mentions policy

Free courtesy hyperlinks will be given or continued to other local websites when they reciprocate the link to this site

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By Keith A. Forbes and his wife Lois Ann Forbes at editor@sovereignharbourgazette.org.uk  Both disabled, they live in Eastbourne and write, administer and webmaster this website. Keith is a member of the UK's The Society of Authors and an activist for the elderly and disabled.

reciprocal website linkage

Benefits of  reciprocal websites' linkage, see below

Links, mentions, reciprocal linkage and referrals Policy

Simply because this website is new, these authors named above begin by providing free courtesy web links to many local entities and organizations. But it is not in our interests, is not a practical proposition, costs us money and is not a good investment, to continue to indefinitely give free advertising via links, to websites that cannot or will not reciprocate the courtesy. So if you would like to have the link to your website shown on our website and also on this Links page, please create a free courtesy link to this site at http://www.eastbourne1.org. Once done, this site will promptly create a free courtesy link to your website and show it on this web page.

Websites in brief 

The purpose of a website is to give your association or business or club or entity or organization a presence on the worldwide web at a price that is  affordable, practical and realistic, as well as being your principal business or organizational face on the world-wide-web. Not having your own website in this day and age puts you and your association or business or organization at a distinct disadvantage.

Websites should be run directly from home or place of business by owners/managers themselves, not via a third party. When they all have their own computers these days anyway it makes no sense and defeats an essential part of the purpose of a website as not just a but the key introductory, communications, business development and functional tool of that particular business or group or organization when administration and management of a website is left by that entity's owner or management by default to a third party who does not have a personal vested interest in that particular business, is not concerned whether it makes a profit or a loss so long as the third party gets a website administration/management fee but who nevertheless effectively control the content of, updates for and links to and from that website. 

So avoid not having a website of your own. Counter competition from one that competes with you in your business dealings. With your own website you can update it in timely fashion in the way you want when you want and hyperlink (link) to others entirely as you wish. Your own uniquely-named website means having your own domain and the ability to express your own unique individuality, to use the website to your best advantage. Once a learning curve is achieved, perhaps with appropriate web-editing software if not already in use and a reasonably decent digital camera to add photographs and scanner, it's simple and quick to keep a website fresh with updates and changes.

Properly naming a website is important. Don't always assume you can name it what you want. This often happens but sometimes the name has already been taken.  The name of your domain will need to be internationally registered (hence "name registration") and a preliminary check must be made to see if that particular name is available or has already been taken. If it and its suffix (for example, ending in co.uk or org or me or biz, etc) has already been taken, there may be a simple work-around, such as merely adding an 01 or 001 to the name.  

If you don't already have a website but would like one, instead consider as your first option the inexpensive service given by organizations such as One.com. In this author's opinion, it offers excellent value for a completely do-it-yourself website with all the basics included. Why spend hundreds of pounds sterling via a third party when for a total of 11.50 including VAT you can have a website for a whole year, with a somewhat higher cost but still very inexpensive yearly renewal.  By going directly to One.com  you'll save . 

If you already have a website, before you even consider changing it, check the date it was last renewed and when it is due to expire, usually a year or two after last renewal and the name of the registrar. You should wait until it is soon going to expire before changing its location and registrar because if you change it beforehand you will not be refunded for the un-expired time.

Best way to control your website, especially when you have lots of photos or graphics and links is not online but offline via a free html WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor easily obtainable online. Make sure it is a WYSIWYG editor. 

 Website links

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 There is a standard disclaimer when you link to a site. It is that you do not necessarily endorse its content or even agree with some or all of it and are not in any way allied to it. But you electronically link to it for the comprehensive information it provides in ways supplementing and complementing your site that your own site either does not provide or does not do so in the same detail as ours. In short, its information and resources to complement and supplement yours will benefit your website. If you decide not to link to and mention it the choice is entirely yours - but remember the other website will have a similar right. 

You or your association or company or corporation are always entirely free, without any permission needed from us, to electronically hyperlink (link) to any of our web files. By creating a link to us you do not infringe our copyright rights. But because it will infringe them when you don't do this, no permission can ever be given to extract any information or text or graphics or photographs or images from our website for any personal or commercial or educational use. Any laws to the contrary where you live do not apply to this website.

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Types of electronic links

Two types -"text" or "banner" links. A text link is when you simply show the other website's name usually preceded by an http and www sign, such as http://www.bermuda-online.org for the site mentioned below (which this author also writes). A banner link example is the one also mentioned below which, if correctly marked, will appear once you click on it.

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Keith A. Forbes and Lois A Forbes at editor@sovereignharbourgazette.org.uk  
2018. Revised: February 20, 2018