polegate town council


Welcome to the Polegate Town Council website

This website is intended as a source of information for the residential and business community of Polegate and for social and business visitors.


Latest News


Town Councillors' surgery on 11th July

Click for details



North Ward Town Councillors:

Cllr Wendy Alexander
Cllr Edward Board
Cllr Sandra Dobson
Cllr Dan Dunbar
Cllr Bernie Goodwin
Cllr Douglas Murray
Cllr Maggie Piper (Deputy Mayor)
Cllr Stephen Shing
Cllr Angela Snell
Cllr David Watts (Town Mayor)

South Ward Councillors:

Cllr Anthony Bennett
Cllr Cherie Berry
Cllr Martin Falkner
Cllr Daniel Shing
Cllr Raymond Shing


District Councillors

North: Cllr Oi Lin Shing & Angela Snell
South: Daniel Shing


Changing the management of the Pevensey Levels and River Cuckmere Internal Drainage Districts

Click here to view the Environment Agency's ratepayer consultation


Eastbourne and Polegate Community Bus

CTLA (Community Transport Lewes Area) has set up a Community Bus to serve residents of Eastbourne, Polegate and Willingdon. This replaces the Taxi Rider service and is intended for residents who hold or are eligible for a national concessionary bus pass, or who have mobility issues that prevent them from using other local bus services. The service is door to door and will enable users to go to shops, doctors, dentists, friends or anywhere else within the operating area.


For full details of the Community Bus scheme and how to register for membership, click here


Annual Town Assembly minutes 2015

Click here for direct access


Wannock Play Area

The new self-closing gate into the children's play park at Wannock has now been installed.

The roadside gate into the play park has been locked as the closer mechanism has failed. As Council is considering installing a new gate further along (for the potential new age gym), it is possible that the gate will be repaired or replaced. Council has not yet made its decision and the roadside gate will remain closed until that decision is made.

Please note that dogs are NOT allowed in the play area or on the field. Anyone seeing dogs in either of these areas should inform the police on the 101 number as they are able to enforce the byelaw.


Changes to bus services

From mid April East Sussex County Council is making some changes to the frequency of bus services which it supports financially.

For a summary of these changes click here


Street Learning courses for Wealden residents

Free training and learning programmes for Wealden and Eastbourne residents at various venues around the District.

For more details click here


Sponsorship of Flowers

Polegate Town Council is seeking sponsorship of flowers and flowerbeds within the town. Please contact the Town Clerk on for information.


Upcoming Meetings and Agendas


Below is a list of downloadable agendas of Council meetings. The venue of each meeting is shown on the agenda.

Special Full Council - 14th July 2015 click here
High St Toilet Refurbishment Cttee - 17th July 2015 click here

NEW - Background papers for Council meetings will now be available for viewing on the same day that the agenda is published. To view background papers for the above and previous meeting(s), click here

(Please note that this page is still under construction)

For a full list of meetings to be held in 2015 click here


Planning - Plans being considered at next meeting

Click here for additional plans to be discussed at the next Planning Meeting that were received after publication of the agenda.


Plans to be examined under Delegated Authority

Click here to view latest plans to be examined under Delegated Authority.


Roadworks in and around Polegate


Hythe Close, Polegate - water main replacement commencing 26th May for approximately four weeks. Signage and barriers in operation. Access to homes will be maintained at all times.


Gilda Crescent - road resurfacing commencing 2nd July from 7am to 5pm for approximately two days. Road closures in force.


For the latest information on roadworks across the County, visit

East Sussex County Council roadworks page


(NB - PDF documents this section may be in 'landscape' format. To view, right click anywhere on document and then left click on 'rotate clockwise')


Citizens Advice Bureau at Polegate

We have been notified that there is no longer a Citizens Advice in Polegate


Polegate Town Council on Twitter

You can now keep track of Council meetings and other local events by following @PolegateTC on Twitter. Click here to go to the main Twitter site.


Other useful documents

Other Useful Documents
A guide on "Your Right to Speak" at Council meetings.

Quick Links

Dates for upcoming Council meetings
Minutes of previous meetings
District and County Councillors' reports
Mayor's diary of civic engagements for 2015

Website contributions

If there is anything you would like to see included on the website or if you would like to contribute to the content please contact the Town Clerk -


Polegate Town Council is not responsible for and does not endorse or approve the content of external websites.


Last updated:02/07//2015