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 14th Nov 2018With the take-up of electric vehicles predicted to rise sharply in the coming years, the availability of publicly accessible charge points is seen by many as essential in reducing range anxiety and increasing adoption by new drivers. Wealden District Council, together with Hastings, Eastbourn...Read MoreThursday 8th Nov 2018Oakleaf Play Area As many will be aware the play area at Oakleaf has been closed pending maintenance of the old wooden equipment. The majority of this equipment has been in the park for over 25 years, and so is in need of replacing. We have contacted the supplier of the equipment, and due to ...Read MoreWednesday 7th Nov 2018Nominate your Community Volunteer Heroes Wealden District Council is looking for nominations for the Chairman’s Community Volunteer Awards. The successful nominees will be presented with their awards at the Chairman’s annual Civic Reception on Friday 1 March 2019 at Herstmonceux...Read MoreMonday 5th Nov 2018Progress is still being made with regards to the possibility of having a community library. Many of the delays are being experienced by ALL groups who may be renting the buildings from the County Council. There are some legal and land issues, which you will appreciate have to remain confidential, bu...Read More