Polegate shown within East Sussex
|Area||2. East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex, and to the Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 8 sq mi (7. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 3 km²)|
|- Density||2,853/sq mi (1,102/km²)|
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|- London||49 miles (79 km) NNW|
|Shire county||East Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|European Parliament||South East England|
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Polegate is a town and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government History Wealden District was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of the Hailsham and Uckfield Rural District Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex, and to the The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one South East England is one of the nine official Regions of England. Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. 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Sussex Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing East Sussex, West Sussex and City of Brighton and Hove in southern The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the county of East Sussex and city of Brighton and Hove The South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb is the NHS Ambulance Services Trust for south-eastern England, covering Kent (including Medway South East England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Lewes is a Constituency located in East Sussex and centred on the town of Lewes. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of cities, Towns and Villages in the County of East Sussex, England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. History Wealden District was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of the Hailsham and Uckfield Rural District East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex, and to the England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located It is located five miles (8km) north of the seaside resort of Eastbourne, and is part of the greater area of that town. Eastbourne ( is a large town and borough of East Sussex, on the south coast of England with an estimated population of 94816 as of 2007 Although once a railway settlement, its importance as such has now waned with closures of routes. The parish of Polegate had a population of 7929 on the 2001 census of which 37% were aged 65 and over. 
Until the coming of the railways in the 1840s, Polegate was a small settlement within the parish of Hailsham. Hailsham is one of four main Towns in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. The Roman road from Pevensey to Lewes passed through here, and the turnpike between London and Eastbourne was developed in the 18th century; but it was the opening of the railway between Lewes and Hastings, with later branches to Eastbourne and Hailsham, that meant growth for Polegate. The Roman Roads were essential for the growth of the Roman Empire, by enabling the Romans to move armies and trade goods and to communicate news Pevensey is a Village and Civil parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. Lewes (ˈluːɨs Lewis) is the County town of East Sussex, England and gives its name to the Local government district in which it A toll road, (also known as a tollway, turnpike, pike, or toll highway, especially if it is constructed to Freeway standards Hastings is a town on the coast of East Sussex in England; it is also the administrative centre for the Borough of the same name It became a significant junction, with a freight terminal serving both the nearby market town of Hailsham and the local brick making industry. Market town or market right is a legal term originating in the Medieval period for a European settlement that has the right to hold Markets Hailsham is one of four main Towns in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. The town grew partly to accommodate the railway employees.
In the 13th century, the Premonstratensian order of monks occupied property in the parish, before they relocated to Bayham Abbey near Lamberhurst. The Norbertines, also known as the Premonstratensians (OPraem and in Britain and Ireland as the White Canons (from the colour of Bayham Old Abbey is an English Heritage property situated near Lamberhurst, Kent, England  Two buildings remain of that time, Otteham Court and its Chapel. 
In the 21st century, with the closure of the line to Hailsham and the once direct route to Hastings, its importance as a railway hub has gone. It remains a road junction, with the erstwhile turnpike now being the A22 road; the junction with the A27 lies within the town boundary. The A22 is one of the two-digit major Roads in the south east of England.
Polegate is located on a ridge in the gap between the Weald to the north and the South Downs. The Weald (wɪəld is the name given to a physiographic area in south-east England situated between the parallel Chalk Escarpments of the North The South Downs is one of the four areas of Chalk Downland in southern England. To the east lie the Pevensey Levels, the one time bay now converted into farmland with the build up of the coastal shingle bank during the early Middle Ages. Pevensey Levels is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI notified under Section 28 of theWildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Both the roads and the railway use the gap.
The town is gradually becoming part of the greater Eastbourne conurbation, connecting with Willingdon to the south. Many of the town’s working population work away: either in Eastbourne or Willingdon. 
Polegate is split into two wards for local elections, North and South Polegate. North Polegate with 4000 electors is twice the size of South Polegate's 2000 electors, returning twice as many councillors.  The Parish is represented at the lowest tier by Polegate Town Council. Fifteen councillors are elected from the two wards every four years. Public meetings are held monthly at the council chambers in Polegate. The 2007 election returned twelve councillors representing the Polegate residents association, two Liberal Democrats and an Independent. 
The district council for Polegate is Wealden District Council. District council elections are held every four years. Fifty-five councillors in total are elected, three of these from the Polegate wards. The May 2007 election returned 34 Conservative, 12 Liberal Democrat, 3 Independent Democrat, 3 Wealden Independent, 2 Green Party and 1 no party allegiance. . The Polegate councillors parties were 2 Liberal Democrats and 1 Independent Democrat. 
The next tier of government is the East Sussex County Council with responsibility for Education, Libraries, Social Services, Civil Registration, Trading Standards and Transport. East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex, and to the A County council is the elected administrative body governing an area known as a County. Elections for the County Council are held every four years. For these elections Polegate is combined with Willingdon and East Dean to return two seats. East Dean could be East Dean Gloucestershire East Dean Hampshire East Dean and Friston Civil Parish in East Sussex  The 2005 East Sussex County Council election resulted in 29 Conservatives, 15 Liberal Democrats, 5 Labour and 1 Independent, of which the Polegate, Willingdon and East Dean ward provided two Liberal Democrats councillors. 
Polegate is represented in the UK Parliament by the Lewes constituency. Lewes is a Constituency located in East Sussex and centred on the town of Lewes. The current serving MP is the Liberal Democrat Norman Baker who first won the seat in the 1997 general election. Norman John Baker (born 26 July 1957) is a British politician Results The election was fought under new boundaries with a net increase of eight seats compared to the 1992 election
At European level, Polegate is represented by the South-East region, which holds ten seats in the European Parliament. The European Parliament ( Europarl or EP) is the only directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU The June 2004 election returned 4 Conservatives, 2 Liberal Democrats, 2 UK Independence, 1 Labour and 1 Green, none of whom live in East Sussex. 
Chaucer Industrial Estate is located in Dittons Road where the major part of Polegate's industrial businesses are located ; apart from that the usual small-town shops and businesses occupy the High Street, including the Co-op (supermarket) and the One Stop chainstore. A consumers' cooperative is a Cooperative business owned by its customers for their mutual benefit.
The railway arrived in Polegate in 1846, built by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway on the extension from Brighton to Hastings. Ovenden's Mill or Mockett's Mill (TQ 582 041) is a grade II* listed Tower mill at Polegate, East Sussex, England which Polegate railway station serves Polegate in East Sussex, England. The London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR (commonly known as "the Brighton line" was a Railway company in the United Kingdom from 1846 to 1923 In 1849 branches extended to Eastbourne and Hailsham (later to Eridge). The line to Hailsham was nicknamed the Cuckoo Line by railway workers. Hailsham is one of four main Towns in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. History The Cuckoo Line was built by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSC&R in two sections starting with the branch from Polegate to Both that and the direct link to Hastings are now closed.
The long-distance footpath, the Cuckoo Trail passes through the parish, as does the cycleway route #2. Long-distance trails (or long-distance tracks paths footpaths or Greenways are the longer recreational right-of-way routes mainly through rural areas used for non-motorised The Cuckoo Trail is an footpath and cycleway which runs from Hampden Park to Heathfield in East Sussex. Sustrans is a British charity which promotes Sustainable transport.
Polegate is served by five transport companies: Cavendish Motor Services (Routes 18 and 56); Cuckmere Community Bus; Eastbourne Buses (Routes 4, 51, 52 and 54); Renown Coaches:(Route 126); and Stagecoach in Hastings (Route 98). Cavendish Motor Services is a Bus operator running within the Borough of Eastbourne and the surrounding area such as Polegate and Hailsham. Eastbourne Buses is a Bus operator running within the Borough of Eastbourne and into the surrounding area including Pevensey, Hailsham, Renown Coaches is a bus operator which runs within East Sussex There is a National Express coach service to London. National Express Group plc ( is a UK -based Transport group with headquarters in London that operates Bus, coach, rail
State primary education is served by Polegate CE Primary School. Polegate School, an independent school,  is also located here.
There are four churches in Polegate: the Church of England parish church, dedicated to St John; the Roman Catholic church of St George; a Seventh-day Adventist Church; and a United Reformed Church. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated " Adventist " Church is a Christian denomination which is distinguished mainly by its observance An unrelated American church of similar name is the United Reformed Churches in North America.
Polegate is covered by BBC Southern Counties Radio, as well as independent stations Southern FM and Sovereign Radio. Southern FM is an Independent Local Radio station which is owned by GCap Media (formerly Capital Radio Group) and plays commercial chart-oriented Local newspapers include the Eastbourne Herald, Eastbourne Gazette, Hailsham Gazette and the Sussex Express; all published by Beckett Newspapers’
Polegate is twinned with two towns
David Dimbleby (1938– ), TV commentator, who included the town as a destination in his 2007 TV series How We Built Britain; and Denis Healey (1917– ), politician and writer, both have links with the town. David Dimbleby (born October 28 1938 Surrey) is a long standing BBC TV Commentator, a presenter of current affairs and Denis Winston Healey Baron Healey, CH, MBE, PC (born 30 August 1917 is a British Life peer and Labour politician