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 NewsWednesday 25th Apr 2018We are aware that there are a number of issues with the grass cutting. Please be assured that we are doing our best to resolve the situation as quickly as possible....Read MoreMonday 23rd Apr 2018A259 Rye to Brookland - Investigation Works A259 Star Crossing to Lamb Farm – Resurfacing A1 has informed us that Highways England will be carrying out investigation works (including trial holes / road cores) and a topographical survey to verify ground conditions and also locate underground ...Read MoreWednesday 18th Apr 2018The situation with the library is an evolving one and currently updates are being received daily. Polegate Town Council has now submitted an expression of interest to East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to run Polegate library which the County Council plan to close on 5th May 2018. The Town Council ...Read MoreWednesday 18th Apr 2018Due to the previous very wet weather the first two cuts of the season had to be postponed as the machinery would have damaged the verges. Now that the weather is improving it is expected that the grass verge cuts will recommence early next week (w/c 23rd April) and after that, approximately every t...Read MoreMonday 16th Apr 2018See previous post for details on location ...Read MoreWednesday 11th Apr 2018Please note that there will be a full road closure in place at the High Street from 22.00 Friday 27th April to 04.00 Monday 30th April, and from 22.00 Friday 4th May to 04.00 Monday 7th May, while Network Rail carry out essential improvement works at the level crossing (24 hour pedestrian acces...Read More