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 NewsSaturday 4th Jul 2020Guidance to parents/carers on using our parks once they are open: Polegate Town Council are pleased to announce that the play park at Polegate War Memorial Recreation Ground, Wannock Road, Polegate will reopen on Saturday 4th July 2020. This will remain under review depending on updated guidance an...Read MoreMonday 29th Jun 2020Bus Services - Covid-19 Crisis We have received the following information from East Sussex County Council about bus travel around the county during the COVID 19 crisis You should only travel if your journey is necessary. Bus services are running to reduced timetables so please check for ...Read MoreMonday 29th Jun 2020Night-time working to enable safe diverting of other utility company assets VolkerFitzpatrick working for Highways England has been clearing the ground between Polegate Junction and the Cophall roundabout as part of the A27 East of Lewes Improvements Scheme. While traffic flows ha...Read MoreThursday 25th Jun 2020The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Heat Health Alert. Yesterday we forwarded this Level 3 Alert, and shortly afterwards this was corrected by our source to be Level 2. However, it has just been re-issued at Level 3, and therefore we are re-sending this message. We appreciate that this involv...Read MoreFriday 19th Jun 2020Dear Neighbour Update from Gatwick Airport I hope that this letter finds you, and your family, safe and well in these uncertain times. We have all had to grapple with getting used to a “new way of life” and, as we all know, this is likely to continue for some time to...Read MoreFriday 19th Jun 2020Local small business and enterprises are being encouraged to look out for opportunities to work with Wealden District Council. Council Leader Bob Standley urged local businesses to watch out for prospective new opportunities to work with Wealden District Council. “We have tried to make...Read MoreWednesday 17th Jun 2020Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million. How you can protect yourself from...Read MoreTuesday 16th Jun 2020The shopping centre in Vicarage Field Hailsham is back open for business! New Government rules mean a number of the non-retail shops can re-open. Look out for the social distancing measures Wealden have put in place to help you shop safely. For more info see the link below: https://www.youtube.com...Read More