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.


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.


Disruption to waste collections - 13th January

Click here to view press release from Wealden District Council


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.

Full Council 30th January 2017 awaits


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 - meeting on 16th January

On Monday the 16th January at 7:30pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Polegate, the Council's Parking Working Group will meet to update residents on the current situation with regard to parking in the town. All Polegate residents are cordially invited to attend.

To view the event poster, click 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 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


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 19/01/2017