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 NewsMonday 17th Feb 2020The daff's at Northfield which Polegate Town Council planted in October are looking beautiful and showing us spring is just around the corner. Pictured Cllr Dunbar and Cllr Piper....Read MoreFriday 14th Feb 2020Thursday, 13 February 2020 ________________________________________ News and Alerts Wanted Crowborough male arrested Police officers on patrol in Crowborough identified and arrested a wanted man on Friday (February 7). Lee Cummings, 18, unemployed, of no fixed address, has been wanted on warrant ...Read MoreFriday 7th Feb 2020Friday 7th February 2020 News and Alerts Identity sought after theft and fraudulent use of bank cards Police would like to speak to this man in relation to a theft and the fraudulent use of bank cards in East Sussex. A designer handbag containing a purse and other personal items was stolen from ...Read MoreMonday 27th Jan 2020We have been informed by highways England they will be holding public info days in preparation of the A27 improvement works expected to start in Spring 2020. The public info events in Polegate are; Saturday 1 February 9-1.30pm at Polegate community centre Monday 3 February 3pm to 7.30pm at Polegate ...Read MoreThursday 23rd Jan 2020News and appeals Sussex Police secure first stalking protection order in the country Sussex leading the way in protection from stalking. The first Stalking Protection Order (SPO), believed to be the first in the country, was obtained by Sussex Police at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Monday (...Read MoreThursday 16th Jan 2020Precept and budget setting 13th Jan 2020 On 13th January 2020 Polegate Town Council resolved to increase the council tax (band D) by only £2.14 per year (4 pence per week) The Town Council ever sensitive to concerns of residents has worked hard to achieve a minimal increase in its Council Tax...Read MoreFriday 10th Jan 2020Thursday 9th January 2020 News and Alerts Wealden District Sussex Police is very concerned for the welfare of two missing sisters from Wadhurst Kayleigh, 15, and Jasmine Deacon, 13, were last seen at about 8.45am on Wednesday (January 8) in Wadhurst and believed to be in the Wadhurst and Tunbrid...Read MoreWednesday 8th Jan 2020On Wednesday January 8th 2020, the Mayor of Polegate, Cllr David Watts visited the new school building at Polegate School to see what facilities are now available to the children of Polegate. Cllr Watts was shown around by the Head boy and Head girl and the deputy head of the school, Debbie Jones. C...Read More