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

Press release

Polegate Town Council is shocked and saddened by the news that a domestic incident occurred on Wednesday 22 October between Joseph O'Riordan and his wife, Mrs Amanda O'Riordan. We understand that Amanda remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Amanda is well known throughout the town, especially amongst the numerous voluntary organisations to whom she gives her support. She has also given freely of her time to Council at several civic occasions.

Our thoughts are with Amanda, her family and many friends at this time.


Change to Bus Services

Click here to view changes to bus services in Lewes, Wealden and Rother Districts and Eastbourne Borough, commencing in September.


East Sussex County Council - proposed changes to supported bus network

East Sussex County Council is proposing a number of changes to its subsidised bus services and taxi rider schemes with a view to saving almost £1.8 million. Although Polegate is largely unaffected (except for changes to the Taxi Rider scheme) residents who use the bus network in other parts of East Sussex may be affected if the changes are implemented.

East Sussex County Council is inviting residents to have their say, either via its website or a printed response form. Copies of the response form are available from Polegate Town Council offices on any weekday between 9:00am and 1:00pm.

For more details about the proposals, click here


Private Car Park Polegate

The office receives numerous calls daily about the privately owned car park near the co-op in Polegate. The Town Council do not own the car park and it is privately run on behalf of the owner. Recently it appears that the car park managing company have transferred over to payments by phone.

Click here for image of the signage in the car park for details of the current parking charges


Advice for housing problems

Wealden District Council's Housing Options service offers free confidential advice for all housing problems.

For contact 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.


Citizens Advice Bureau at Polegate


The Citizens Advice Bureau operates a 'Skypereach' advice service at Polegate Children's Centre, Polegate Primary School, Oakleaf Drive, Polegate BN26 6PT, every Monday between 10:00am and 12:00pm.

To see the poster advertising this service, click here


Upcoming Meetings and Agendas


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

Internal Audit Review and Internal Control Committee Friday 14th November 2014 Minutes being prepared
Finance & Policy Committee Friday 21st November 2014 Click here
Internal Audit Review and Internal Control Committee Friday 21st November 2014 click here
Full Council - Monday 24th November 2014 click here

For a full list of meetings to be held in 2014 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


Wannock Road - installation of new water main. Due for completion on 26th November. Road closure and signed diversion in force.

U7930 Farmlands Avenue/Farmlands Way - installation of new water main from 7th September to 16th February 2015. Road closures and diversions in force for the duration of the work.


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')

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
Councillors' diary
Mayor's diary of civic engagements for 2014

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 -