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 21st Aug 2019The public toilets in the High Street Polegate are being re located to a more secure and central location within the town. They will be situated in the far corner of the Town Council Garden. This is centrally located for Polegate close to the main shopping area and station and bus stops. It will als...Read MoreWednesday 21st Aug 2019The Mayor Cllr David Watts and the deputy Mayor Cllr Maggie Piper made a visit to our district Hospital recently to see at first hand some of the new innovations within the hospital. They saw at first hand the improvements to the signage and way finding guides that are being rolled out across the tr...Read MoreMonday 19th Aug 2019Please be aware that the following works will be carried out:- U7930 Farmlands Way, Polegate Temporary Road Closure From the junction with the U7222 Southfield Road to the junction with the U7930 Farmlands Avenue (works are for a distance ...Read MoreMonday 19th Aug 2019Changes to services in Eastbourne Borough: August 2019 update We have been informed of some changes to bus services from September. Please see the list below which highlights the changes. For further information please contact the bus operator. The Loop Town Centre-Lewes Road-Di...Read MoreMonday 12th Aug 2019A27 – West of Polegate A-one+, on behalf of Highways England will be carrying out resurfacing to address carriageway deterioration of the A27 extending from just west of Polegate Interchange to New Barn Farm. They will also be carrying out geotechnical ground investigation to determine ground...Read MoreWednesday 7th Aug 2019UPDATE A27 FOLKINGTON We have had notification today that the roadworks planned for the 12-15th August 2019 have been postponed. They will now be undertaken during a forthcoming resurfacing scheme. Further details will be advised in due course....Read MoreTuesday 6th Aug 2019Friday 2nd August 2019 News and appeals and events FRAUD WARNING We have received a report of a fraudulent male in the Crowborough area, acting as a Police constable over the phone; 'Detective Sergeant Ryan from Scotland Yard Fraud Team, calling about fraud on your bank account; someone has u...Read More