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


Change to Bus Services

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


Conclusion of Audit

The annual statement of accounts are now available with details of the external audit. The originals can be viewed at 49 High street Polegate 9am-1pm (office closes at 1pm) click here to view

Click here to be taken the the data transparency page


Polegate and Village Life - annual photographic competition

Local photographer Dan Dunbar invites residents to submit photographs with a local theme for inclusion in his 2015 'Polegate and Village Life' calendar, to be sold in aid of St Wilfrid's Hospice.

For full details, entry requirements and and an entry form, click here and here.


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


Fire Brigade Industrial Action

Stay Safe Campaign - The Council has been notified of further strikes click here for details


Street Learning Courses

Street Learning, an intitiative from Eastbourne Homes in association with Places for People, Mears, Sussex Downs College and Wealden District Council, has a number of free courses open to Wealden and Eastbourne residents aged 19 and over.

To view the Street Learning newsletter and a list of the courses available, 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.

Full Council - 27th October 2014 click here
Age Gym Advisory Committee - 27th October 2014 click here
High Street Toilet Refurbishment Committee - 29th October 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


A27/A22 Polegate bypass, Cophall Roundabout and Jubilee Roundabout at Stone Cross - overnight resurfacing from 8th September to 22nd September. For details of these works, which are to be carried out by Balfour Beatty Mott McDonald on behalf of the Highways Agency, click here

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.

Old Drive, Polegate - carriageway patching from 15th - 19th September. Temporary closure in force with no diversions.


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 -