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 NewsThursday 21st Mar 2019...Read MoreMonday 18th Mar 2019...Read MoreMonday 18th Mar 2019Polegate Community Library group have issued a statement on their social media page Polegate Community Library Update! *Sign up as a Committee Member, Volunteer, or Fundraiser, and help us reopen this key Polegate resource!* A Management Committee has been set up, with the help of Polegate Town ...Read MoreMonday 18th Mar 2019News and appeals Op Sceptre – National Knife Crime Awareness and Action Week Operation Sceptre, originally started by the Metropolitan Police Service, is a twice-yearly run campaign that aims to tackle the danger that knife crime poses by educating those most at risk and carrying out proacti...Read MoreMonday 18th Mar 2019Update On Significant Planned Road Works On The M23 And The Brighton Main Line Improvement Project The following works are scheduled on the M23, subject to weather conditions: Monday 18 March 10pm – 4am Lane closure leading to a full carriageway closure from J8 (...Read MoreFriday 15th Mar 2019An ongoing TV Licensing phishing campaign, first identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) in September 2018, continues to be reported to Action Fraud in high numbers. Fraudsters are sending the public fake TV Licensing emails that are designed to steal their personal and financial...Read MoreFriday 15th Mar 2019Sussex Police are hiring more Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and we want you to join us. As the key link with communities across Sussex, our PCSOs are great communicators who can provide reassurance and leadership. You’ll get a good starting salary, opportunities for progression a...Read MoreTuesday 12th Mar 2019Update from UK Power Networks 12/3/19 You may have also seen the ongoing forecast of high winds and rain (Storm Gareth) expected to arrive tomorrow (Wednesday 13th March), affecting parts of the South East and the East of England. Our electricity network is built to be resilient but high winds and...Read More