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 NewsFriday 27th Mar 2020Wealden District Council are co ordinating help for residents in Polegate via 3VA and other agencies working in the area and the town council is doing all it can to assist them with this. Many of our elderly residents may not have access to the internet. If you are able to print off this card and ...Read MoreFriday 27th Mar 202027th March– Suspension of Garden Waste Collection Service Due to staff sickness and self-isolation due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we regret to inform you the Council and our waste contractor Biffa have taken the difficult decision to suspend garden waste collections. ...Read MoreFriday 27th Mar 2020The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government has introduced three new measures...Read MoreFriday 27th Mar 2020Volunteers to help support our communities As part of the national effort to support vulnerable people in self-isolation, Wealden District Council is asking for volunteers to help as we all work to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. “We are working with the volunteer organisation 3VA to...Read MoreWednesday 25th Mar 2020For those residents who are not in the most vulnerable shielded group, but nonetheless may need help over the next few weeks, Wealden today (25 March) have set up arrangements through their website www.wealden.gov.uk/ and Contact Centre (01323 443322) for people to either ask for help, or volunteer ...Read MoreWednesday 25th Mar 2020Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway....Read MoreTuesday 24th Mar 2020In keeping with the latest social distancing measures, Wealden have closed the public reception at their Vicarage Lane offices in Hailsham. Please access Wealden services through the website https://www.wealden.gov.uk/ or telephone 01323 443322. Thank you...Read More