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 12th Dec 2018Please be aware that Polegate has had a number of incidents of arson over the last couple of days. Bins and other items have been burnt in the parks and post boxes have been set alight in some roads. The police are already aware. If you see a crime in progress please call 999...Read MoreMonday 10th Dec 2018NHS seeks minority voices in maternity survey The NHS in East Sussex wants to make sure that the voices of all communities are heard in their work to improve maternity services across the South East. “We’ve had a great response to our maternity survey so far but we have noticed that so...Read MoreMonday 10th Dec 2018Please be aware of upcoming works planned by East Sussex Highways. On Wednesday 19th December 2018 they will be carrying out drainage works on Wannock Road Polegate. The works will take 2 days (8am-4.30pm) to complete. The road will remain open with temporary traffic lights in place.  ...Read MoreWednesday 5th Dec 2018Update regarding concerns over the provision of a medical centre in the local plan We have had some concerns raised over whether there will be a medical centre provision in the new local plan. The official response from Wealden District Council is as below: "The latest version of the Wealden ...Read MoreFriday 23rd Nov 2018The Mayor of Polegate Cllr Angela Snell recently visited Cuckmere Buses to present them with a £300.00 donation towards the running of the New Year's day service. This valuable service helps connect our local residents to Hailsham, Eastbourne, The DGH and Langney shopping centre, at a time...Read MoreThursday 22nd Nov 2018Friday 30th November marks Carers Rights Day, Care For the Carers, an organisation supporting carers in East Sussex, wants to make carers aware of their rights and let them know where to obtain help and support. To view the Carers Rights Day poster, click here To read the latest Care for the Carer...Read MoreTuesday 20th Nov 2018The parents of thousands of local children missing out on their free flu vaccine are being urged to get their child protected now, reducing the risk of them becoming seriously ill and infecting their wider family. Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can be a very unpleasant illness in children wi...Read More