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 16th Jan 2020Precept and budget setting 13th Jan 2020 On 13th January 2020 Polegate Town Council resolved to increase the council tax (band D) by only £2.14 per year (4 pence per week) The Town Council ever sensitive to concerns of residents has worked hard to achieve a minimal increase in its Council Tax...Read MoreFriday 10th Jan 2020Thursday 9th January 2020 News and Alerts Wealden District Sussex Police is very concerned for the welfare of two missing sisters from Wadhurst Kayleigh, 15, and Jasmine Deacon, 13, were last seen at about 8.45am on Wednesday (January 8) in Wadhurst and believed to be in the Wadhurst and Tunbrid...Read MoreWednesday 8th Jan 2020On Wednesday January 8th 2020, the Mayor of Polegate, Cllr David Watts visited the new school building at Polegate School to see what facilities are now available to the children of Polegate. Cllr Watts was shown around by the Head boy and Head girl and the deputy head of the school, Debbie Jones. C...Read More
resurfacing works due out on the A27 between Milton Street and Thornwell Road, Wilmington overnight on 19/1/20Wednesday 8th Jan 2020Please find below notification of resurfacing works due out on the A27 between Milton Street and Thornwell Road, Wilmington overnight on Sunday 19 January 2020. A27 Milton Street A-one+, on behalf of Highways England will be carrying out resurfacing to address skid resistant carriageway deficienc...Read MoreMonday 6th Jan 2020Friday 3rd Janaury 2020 News and Alerts A Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers led to 110 arrests in Sussex in just 15 days. The annual campaign aims to educate motorists about the dangers of driving under the influence, and target those who put the lives of themselves and others at risk ...Read MoreFriday 3rd Jan 2020Thursday 2nd January 2020 News and Alerts, Wealden District Happy New year to all our members! Busy start to New Year for Sussex Police Police across Sussex responded to more than 800 calls for assistance and made 80 arrests on the busiest holiday night of the year as 2020 dawned - With a total...Read More