Welcome to the Polegate Town Council
This website is intended as a source of information for the residential and business community of Polegate and for social and business visitors. Polegate is served by a three tier system of local government. Polegate Town Council, which administers the very local services, Wealden District Council and the East Sussex County Council.
Polegate is a small town (population – 8000) within the Wealden District Council area of East Sussex. It is situated 5 miles north from the centre of Eastbourne, on the Sussex Coast, and 4 miles south from the ancient market town of Hailsham and lies at the junction of the busy A22 main Eastbourne to London Road, and the A27 Folkestone to Honiton Trunk Road. By road London is 60 miles to the north directly on the A22 or via Lewes and the new Brighton Bypass (A27) and then north on the A23/M23. By rail an hourly service takes approximately 78 minutes.
Apart from the railway Polegate is easily accessible by bus, as services from Eastbourne to Hailsham, East Grinstead, Uckfield, Heathfield and Tunbridge Wells all pass through. In addition local buses serving the main shopping areas also come through Polegate. To see a map of Polegate using Google Maps - click here
- Latest NewsTuesday 20th Mar 2018Following the resignation of Cllr Tony Bennett in January 2018, last night at a special full council meeting John Portway was co-opted onto Polegate Town Council for the remainder of the term of office (May 2019). ...Read MoreMonday 19th Mar 2018Polegate Volunteers and Councillors braved the snowy weather on Saturday to come together as a community to clean up Brightling Road Leisure Ground. 11 bags of rubbish were collected and Polegate Beavers had great fun helping out. The Town Council's new finance assistant Bev also participated wi...Read MoreWednesday 14th Mar 2018Results from Highways England - A27 We have recently had a number of people asking whether we have heard anything about the results of the A27 consultation for October 2016. details can be found on the Highways England website shown below and the link provided is a YouTube video of the announced o...Read MoreMonday 12th Mar 2018Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Events - Please see below for information ...Read MoreFriday 9th Mar 2018Mayor Cllr Ms A Snell presented Eastbourne First Responders with a cheque for £1000 on Friday 2nd March in order that they can purchase a new defibrillator to use in the area. The defibrillator was part funded by a grant from the Council and the balance by the Mayor from her allowance....Read More
Annual Town Assembly - Monday 16th April 2018 7.30pm - United Reformed Church Hall, Victoria Road, PolegateThursday 8th Mar 2018Residents are invited to attend the Annual Town Assembly this year, where the council will be asking members of the community to put themselves forward as volunteers as part of the Towns Emergency Resilience Plan. The draft plan has been adopted in draft format at present. Representatives fro...Read More
ESCC Cabinet deals another blow to Polegate residents voting on cuts to close Polegate and 6 other librariesTuesday 6th Mar 2018East Sussex County Council have voted on yet further cuts today, which will see the potential closure of Polegate library. The Town Council has responded by immediately submitting the land as an asset of community value, whilst making arrangements with ESCC to negotiate how the Town Council and comm...Read More