Polegate Resources

We understand that having to cope with the practicalities following a death can be a daunting and stressful prospect. Below is some useful information for your local area, but do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

Key Contacts

Crematoriums & Cemeteries

  • Wealden Crematorium
    Horam Road, Horam, East Sussex, TN21 0FX.
    Tel: 01323 443400

  • Eastbourne Crematorium
    Hide Hollow, Langney, Eastbourne, BN23 8AE
    Tel: 01323 761093

  • Langney Cemetery

    Hide Hollow, Langney, Eastbourne, BN23 8AE
    Tel: 01323 761093
  • Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council Cemetery

    67 Gorringe Valley Road, Eastbourne, BN20 9SY
    Tel: 01323 489603

  • Hailsham Cemetery
    Ersham Rd, Hailsham, BN27 3LJ
    Tel: 01323 841702

Local Churches & Celebrants

  • St. John's CoE Church
    Church Road, Polegate, BN26 5BX
    Tel: 01323 483259

  • Saint George's Catholic Church
    110 Eastbourne Road, Polegate, BN26 5DF
    Tel: 01323 841504

  • St Mary's Church Willingdon
    Willingdon Grange, 35 Church St, Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9HR
    01323 501763

  • Celebrant - Steve Isted
    Tel: 01323 461 752
    Mob: 07742 444782

  • Celebrant - Martin Ellils
    Tel: 01323 720449
    Mob: 07900 911807

  • Celebrant - Alan Packard
    Tel: 01323 504 019
    Mob: 07821 869155

  • Celebrant - Ellie Roper
    Mob: 07764 740788

Other Key Local Contacts

  • Eastbourne Registry Office
    Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UG
    Tel: 0345 608 0198

  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Rother and Wealden
    Tel: 03444 111 444

  • Polegate Town Council
    49 High St, Polegate, BN26 6AL
    01323 488114

Catering, Flowers & Venues

Local Caterers

  • Bay Tree Foods
    Bates Green Farm, Arlington, BN26 6SH
    Tel: 07736 525841

  • Green Fig Catering Company
    Westham Business Park, Pevensey, BN24 5NP
    Tel: 01323 913704

Local Florists

  • Glenisters
    75 High Street, Polegate, BN26 6AH
    Tel: 01323 482867

  • Loveland's Flowers
    1 Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, Pevensey, BN24 6ED
    Tel: 07885057051

Wake Venues

  • The Farm @ Friday Street
    15 Friday Street, Langney, Eastbourne, BN23 8AP
    Tel: 01323 766049

  • Horam Park Golf Club
    Chiddingly Road, Horam, TN21 0JJ
    Tel: 01435 813477

  • Wellshurst Golf Club
    North St, Hailsham, BN27 4EE
    01435 813456

  • The Red Lion Pub
    Lion Hill, Stone Cross, BN24 5EG
    01323 761468

  • Chalk Farm Hotel
    Coopers Hill, Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9JD
    01323 503800

Taxis, Hotels & Pubs

Taxi Companies

  • 720720 Taxis
    Tel: 01323 720 720

  • Sussex Cars
    Tel: 01323 726 726

Local Hotels

  • Chalk Farm Hotel
    Coopers Hill, Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9JD
    Tel: 01323 503 800

  • Travelodge
    Highfield Park, Willingdon Drove, Eastbourne, BN23 8AL
    Tel: 0871 559 1820

Local Pubs

  • The Red Lion
    Lion Hill, Stone Cross, BN24 5EG
    Tel: 01323 761468

  • The Dinkum Pub
    54 High St, Polegate, BN26 6AG
    01323 482106

  • The British Queen
    The Triangle, Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9PG
    01323 484166

Parks, Gardens & Attractions

Parks & Gardens

  • Hampden Park
    Hampden Park Drive, Eastbourne, BN22 9QR


  • South Downs
    Is popular world wide for walks and hikes. Part of it has National Trust status.

  • Abbotts Wood
    Polegate, BN26 6SL

Local Walks

  • Cuckoo Trail

Useful Information

Registering a death that happened in Polegate

When you register the death, you will be asked for:

  • The medical certificate.
  • The deceased person’s medical card.
  • Any benefit books.
  • The deceased person’s marriage certificate, if there is a surviving spouse or civil partner.

You will also be asked for the following information about the deceased person:

  • First name, surname and any maiden name.
  • Date and place of death.
  • Last permanent address.
  • Date and place of birth (a copy of their birth certificate is helpful).
  • Occupation and name/occupation/date of birth of any surviving spouse or civil partner. Details of benefit being claimed, including State and private pension income.

The registrar will issue a death certificate. If the deceased person had financial dealings with a number of organisations including banks, building societies and insurance companies, you may find it useful to obtain additional copies. Many companies will require a certified copy of the death certificate when they are advised of the death.


If you’re struggling, you may find the following websites offer useful resources, advice and support groups for coping with grief and loss.