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.


Annual Town Assembly 2017

The Annual Town Assembly (Annual Electors' Meeting) for Polegate will be held on Monday the 6th March 2017 at 7:30pm at the United Reformed Church Hall, Victoria Road, Polegate BN26 6DD.

To view the agenda for the meeting, click here


Polegate Clean Up Day - Saturday 4th March

In partnership with Wealden District Council and the Great British Spring Clean, the Council invites you help keep Polegate tidier by participating in our Clean Up Day.

For full details, please see the poster


Town Centre Steering Group - Wednesday 15th March

Polegate residents are cordially invited to attend this meeting, which will be held at 10am on Wednesday the 15th March at Polegate Free Church, High Street, Polegate. Items for discussion include High Street appearance, dropped kerbs and street scene.

For full details see the poster


Parking Update

click to view Info sheet

Notes from meeting 16th January 2017

Parking Q and A - information sheet 2


Precept and budget setting 9th Jan 2017

Polegate Town Council has prudently increased the overall budget by only 0.55%. (£1806) Due to the ongoing reduction in local council tax support grant each year (reduction of £4543) and the cost increases in the contracts this means that the precept will be increasing by 2.04%. (£6349)

The BAND D council tax increase from £104.00 to £105.64, which is a bill increase of 1.57% only £1.64 per year (3 pence per week). The council actively continues to review projects and reserves to improve and maintain services whilst where possible reducing the ongoing costs to the residents. In line with the emerging business plan, staffing is planned to increase in line with the new projects and therefore costs have increased slightly, although offset by other savings made elsewhere.


Southern Railway dispute

Click here for information from Wealden District Council

Click here to view travel advice on the Southern Railway website

Travel information and advice will updated as and when received from the District Council and Southern Railway.


Upcoming Meetings and Agendas


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

Planning - Friday 24th February at 10:00am click here
Full Council - Monday 27th February at 7:30pm click here


Background papers for meetings

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

For a full list of meetings to be held in 2017/18 click here (dates up to 08/01/2018)




Parking Working Group

The most recent meeting of the Parking Working Group took place on Wednesday the 8th February.

Details of upcoming meetings will appear here.


Town Centre Steering Group

If you were unable to attend the public meeting on Monday (21st Nov), but would still like to put forward ideas on ways to improve the town centre download the PDF by clicking on this link complete and return to the office or email the completed form to

The group will be holding another public meeting in the day time to accomodate those who cannot make evening meetings.


Parking Issues within the Polegate Town



Community News Page (New!)

Street Learning courses in Wealden and Eastbourne - see Community News page.


Power cuts - phone 105

105 is a new number to call if you have a power cut. It’s easy to remember and will put you through to your local electricity network operator – the company that manages the wires and substations that bring electricity into your home.

Find out more at or click here to view the introductory booklet



If you know any resident in Polegate who is turning 100 please let us know as soon as possible.


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


Councillors' Surgeries

An opportunity for Polegate residents to speak to their Councillors about issues that affect them and the town.

For more details, and information on how to book a place at the next surgery please check here where the latest dates will be published


Roadworks in and around Polegate

A27 Polegate By-Pass - Resurfacing

Overnight works to resurface eastbound and westbound carriageways, starting at 8pm on Monday the 30th January for three weeks.

For full details, click here


Overnight road closure at Polegate level crossing 15th - 19th February between 11:30pm and 5:00am to enable Network Rail to carry out civil engineering works. Diversion in force via Hailsham Road - Cophall Roundabout - Eastbourne Road and vice versa.


Overnight resurfacing works on the A27 Wilmington to Folkington, starting Monday the 27th March for four nights between 8:00pm and 6:00am. Road closed between A27 Drusilla's roundabout and A27 Lewes Road at the junction with A2270 at Polegate. Signed diversion in force.


For the latest information on roadworks across the County, visit

East Sussex County Council Highways page


(NB - PDF documents in 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

Residents or others requiring advice should contact the Hailsham office of Wealden Citizens Advice on telephone no. 03444 111 444. Click here to visit the website.


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

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 Council Offices -

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


Last updated 20/02/2017