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 Town Council
Which meets monthly (except August) in the Council Chamber in The High Street and members of the public are encouraged to attend. The Council is served by fifteen Councillors covering two wards, who are returned by election once every four years. Details of Councillors can be found on this web site.
The Council provides and maintains Allotments, some Street Lighting, Bus Shelters, Street Seats, Children’s Play Areas, Recreation Grounds including facilities on them for cricket, football, stoolball etc. a skate park a BMX Track and other amenity areas.
The Council Chamber in the Council Offices are available for hire at very reasonable rates. Both are air conditioned. Please contact the office for details on 01323 488114 or fax on 01323 487517 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Other services provided in the Council Offices are:
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Wealden District Council
With offices at Hailsham and meets four times a year. They look after Planning, Housing, Refuse and other Cleansing Services, Off Street Car Parking, The Environment, and Leisure Services. Polegate residents return three Councillors to represent them on the District Council once every four years.
To contact the District Council phone 01323 443322 or visit the web site at www.wealden.gov.uk
East Sussex County Council
The senior partner in local administration manages all the larger services; Social Services, Education, Highways and Transportation, and Trading Standards. The County Council has its administrative offices in the County Town of Lewes and various area offices are situated around the County. Polegate is now combined with Willingdon, Jevington and East Dean for County Council purposes and elects two County Councillors once every four years.
To contact the County Council phone 03456080190 or visit the web site www.eastsussex.gov.uk
Polegate is in the Lewes Parliamentary Constituency. The present Member of Parliament is Maria Caulfield MP.