• Polegate Town Council

    • Pollution Incident Cuckoo Trail, Polegate

    • East Sussex County Council have informed us that the potential pollution incident behind the industrial units on the Cuckoo Trail in Polegate has been investigated and that the liquid is a solution used to make chocolate.

      This  has been leaching from a damaged container stored in the yard of the chocolate factory and is responsible for the dead grass and nasty smell. This thick, treacle-like syrup is not toxic or harmful to human health.

      The factory owners are going to install additional drains in their yard to help prevent  this happening again and have agreed, when the ground dries up, to re-turf or re-seed the area where the grass has died.