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 16th Jan 2019Flu rates spike nationally, locals urged to get flu jab now The local NHS is urging people to get their flu jab and highlighting treatment advice, after flu cases shot up by 85 per cent within the space of a week in England. Health bosses warn this winter's influenza outbreak is now beginning ...Read MoreTuesday 15th Jan 2019Good news for Polegate residents! Despite cuts of £5300 from East Sussex County Council grass cutting contribution and a reduction of £4543 in Local Council Tax Support Grant, Polegate Town Council has managed to keep the Town Council increase in council tax to only 99 pence per year on ...Read MoreTuesday 15th Jan 2019Could you become a Dementia Friends Champion? They are volunteer's who encourage others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help. Please follow this...Read MoreTuesday 15th Jan 2019Dont forget the 'meet your councillor' coffee morning on Saturday 19th January 10am-12pm @ Polegate Community Centre. Pop along for tea, coffee and cakes. You might win a prize in the raffle, proceeds going to Polegate Defib Group....Read MoreTuesday 15th Jan 2019Polegate Town Council have been informed by East Sussex County Council that due to saftey of the public during the construction of a new residential development behind Greenlaf Gardens, Polegate a footpath will be temporarily closed from 01/02/2019, for 6 months, or until the works are completed. Th...Read MoreTuesday 15th Jan 2019Polegate Town Council continues in its discussions with ESCC on how a new Polegate community library service could run, whilst concurrently assessing the appetite and expectations of the volunteers who have already expressed an interest in helping out and running the community library. Council is e...Read MoreMonday 14th Jan 2019Southern Water provide a range of reduced payment options for customers in vulnerable circumstances. These include: Essentials provides a discount if water bills are over 3% of disposable household income WaterSure caps bills when a customer has a water meter and someone in their household...Read MoreMonday 14th Jan 2019A27 Westbound Southwick Tunnel Approach VRS A-one+ on behalf of Highways England will be carrying out the replacement of Vehicle Restraint System (safety barriers) components affected by corrosion on a like for like basis on the A27 Westbound on the westbound approach to Southwick Tunnel. In...Read More