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 NewsTuesday 23rd Jul 2019The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Heat Health Alert with a 90% probability of heat health criteria being met between 9.00am on Monday (22 July) and 9.00am on Friday (26 July) in parts of England. View the full warning at the Met Office Heat Health Watch site. Hot weather can affect your health. ...Read MoreTuesday 23rd Jul 2019Friday 19th July 2019 News and appeals ***New Police drop ins, changes to times*** We have updated the times and dates of our next drop ins for those who are unable to make work hours, please see below: Thursday 12th September 3-4pm Tuesday 12th November 6-7pm T...Read MoreMonday 22nd Jul 2019A date for your diary... Saturday 27th July 10am-12pm 'Meet your Councillor coffee morning' at Polegate Community Centre. Pop along have a coffee and cake and a chat with your local councillor....Read MoreFriday 19th Jul 2019Gatwick Airport today published its Final Master Plan which confirms plans to take forward the sustainable development of the airport. In October 2018, a Draft Master Plan consultation set out three scenarios for future growth: 1. Using new technology to build capacity and resilience on the main r...Read MoreMonday 15th Jul 2019Polegate Town Council have been informed by BT that they intend to remove phone boxes in the town. Please read the below for more details and contact us by Friday 26/7/19 so we can pass your comments on to Council....Read MoreTuesday 9th Jul 2019We have been informed by Highways England that there will be a Public information exhibition for the A27 east of Lewes Road improvement scheme on Tuesday 16th July 2019 1-6pm at Polegate Community Centre. Further details are available here https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a27-east-of-lew...Read MoreMonday 8th Jul 2019Age UK East Sussex's new information and advice resource vehicle will be visiting Polegate Town Council 49 High Street Polegate on TUESDAYS at 10am-3pm from 16th July until the 3rd September 2019. The vehicle will be located in the car park of the town council offices. The service can pro...Read MoreMonday 8th Jul 2019Friday 5th July 2019 News and appeals Heathfield Graffiti Wealden Police are appealing for information in relation to a spate of graffiti in and around Heathfield - the tags have started to appear over the past few weeks, and we'd like to know who they belong to! If y...Read More