This page contains links and information for residents.
Duke of York's
, Theatre Royal
, Brighton Dome
Live bus departure boards for The Round Hill
and Lewes Rd Sainsbury
and The Open Market
. Live train departure board for London Road station
Round Hill Residents
The Round Hill Community Group
- web-based resource for exchanging ideas, information, requests, advice etc through an email list, for all residents of the Round Hill area of Brighton UK - residents may join the Group from this link.
The Roundhill Tavern
- the local pub for the area is getting a reputation for good beer and excellent food. Tel: 683967, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvan Hall Facebook page
- online information about our neighbours in Sylvan Hall
Write to your local representatives
- online access to our MP Caroline Lucas
, our 3 local councillors and the 10 South East MEPs representing us in the European Parliament.
Brighton and Hove City Council - Home Page
Street Furniture application
- placement or removal
School web sites
for Brighton & Hove. Downs Infant
and Downs Junior
Brighton and Hove City Council - web site for schools
Library Catalogues & Archives: Brighton
| W. Sussex
| E. Sussex (E-library)
Live Rail Departure Boards: London Road Brighton
| Brighton Station
| Haywards Heath
| Three Bridges
| Gatwick Airport
| London Victoria
Bus Times for routes in Brighton & Hove: Index
| 5 and 5A
| 26 46 and 46A
| 50 and 50A
Live bus departure boards for The Round Hill
and Lewes Rd Sainsbury
and The Open Market
and Brighton Station Stop H
Train Times UK
| National Express Coaches
for live traffic reports.
JourneyOn for Brighton and Hove
- a journey planner for people prepared to walk and take public transport within Brighton and Hove. Enter postcode or address of start point and destination for a detailed itinerary, including bus times.
Google Satellite Map of Brighton Hove
and surrounding area.
News and media
| News Archive
| Letters Page
BBC TV Weekly Schedules: 1
BBC Radio Weekly Schedules: | 4
Watch BBC TV: BBC iPlayer
Contacting your Local Council
Any resident can make Brighton and Hove City Council
aware of problems in the streets where they live. For example, see
The Council website's main street cleaning page
Other common concerns
1 Litter, dog waste and litter bins
2 Recycling or refuse left out early or all the time
3a Abandoned vehicles - Sussex Police
3b Unlicenced vehicles on a public road - DVLA
3c Untaxed vehicle
3d a vehicle parked where it should not be
4 dangerous or anti-social driving
* The Council will remove offensive graffiti (see definition
) on both public and private property. Call them on (01273) 292929 so they can remove it as quickly as possible. Offensive graffiti is cleaned off or painted over within 24 hours, but more often within 2 hours, of it being reported
6a If you are troubled by odour from The Waste Transfer Station
&/or Materials Recovery Facility at Hollingdean Depot, phone The Environment Agency on 0800 807060
. They will log your complaint.
If the nuisance is noise
, then contact Scott Castle, Brighton and Hove City Council's Senior Environmental Health Officer on 01273 292248 email: Scott.Castle@brighton-hove.gov.uk
You can also inform Veolia's Site Manager about odour &/or noise by email ( Kevin.Hanson@veolia.co.uk
, phone (Kevin Hanson on 01273 544 205
) or write to him at Hollingdean MRF/WTS, Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc, Hollingdean Lane, Brighton BN1 7BB
6b The Council webpage on Air Quality Management
links to The Lewes Road Corridor Project
- transport improvements designed to improve air quality on our side of the city.
7 Noise from neighbours
8a Anti-social behaviour and crime - Council
8b Reporting anti-social behaviour and hate incidents - Council
8c Sussex Police's webpage on anti-social behaviour
8d Reporting anti-social behaviour to the Police
8d Bonfires and Smoke nuisance
8e Smoke Control Areas
- Round Hill falls within SCA 4.
DEFRA's website has some helpful pages on Fuels you are allowed to burn
and Appliances you are allowed to use
within Smoke Control Areas
in England when using the specified fuels.
Local Council Housing Services
Tenant & Leaseholder involvement
Get involved online with your housing services.
The City Assembly
is a place for @brightonhovecc tenants & local associations to come together & influence services.
Contact the Tenant Scrutiny Team
Telephone Preference Service
- opt out of unsolicited sales or marketing telephone calls.
The Information Commissioner's Office
may be able to help if If you continue to receive marketing calls despite (1) registering with TPS, or (2) asking the organisation to stop,
Find out who a silent or nuisance telephone call is from and add to the record of comments on the source
: the www.snozwangler.com
website allows you to enter a nuisance call number
which you can find out by dialling 1471
following a nuisance or silent call providing the caller does not hide their number. You can read the comments of other people and add your own comment to www.snozwangler.com's database
on the nuisance source: example record
Opt out of silent calls from UK companies
by phoning Silent CallGard on 0844 3722325
. You get an automated message which invites you to leave the number of the landline from which you are phoning. Hold for advice on how to block nuisance calls from overseas. Registration is free and is effective for one year.
Mailing Preference Service
- opt out of letters from Direct Mail companies
Information Commissioner's Office
- using the Data Protection Act to stop an organisation from sending you junk mail.
Neighbouring residents' associations and local community groups
The Triangle Community
- residents' association to the east of Round Hill for people who live in the triangular area bounded by the Level, Lewes Road and Upper Lewes Road.
Lewes Road for Clean Air
Lewes Road Clean Air Group: on Facebook
Say No To Tesco in Lewes Road on Facebook
. See also the description in [The Argus
Friends of the Level website
Friends of The Level on Facebook
Another London Road Group on Facebook
Viaduct Road on Facebook
Ditchling Rise area residents' association
- neighbouring community to the west of Round Hill.
Hollingdean News Online
- a community newsletter published and distributed by Hollingdean residents. Read Dec 2009 / Jan 2010 newsletter (PDF)
. See what's on at Coachwerks Community Caff
serving the neighbouring Preston and Patcham conservation area.
Prestonville Community Association blog
see boundary map
for this area.
Friends of William Clarke Park
- William Clarke Park is also known as 'The Patch'. This is one of our neighbouring residents' associations, located only a short stroll across the Lewes Rd. The park is accessible from Picton St off Franklin Rd or from Hartington Rd opposite St Martin's School.
Hanover Community Association
- for residents living on the hilly terrain to the east of the Level.
The North Laine Community Association
- for residents living in the area bounded by Trafalgar Street, Queens Road and North Street.
Clifton-Montpelier-Powis Community Alliance
- The CMPCA was formed to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the Clifton, Montpelier and Powis area in Brighton and Hove bounded by Seven Dials, Vernon Terrace / Montpelier Road / Norfolk Road, Western Road, and the west side of Dyke Road.
The Kemp Town Society
- Kemp Town is the estate conceived and built by the visionary Thomas Kemp from 1823 until 1850.
- new deal for communities website
The Brighton Society
aims to conserve and improve the amenities of Brighton & Hove. Members encourage the preservation of architecturally and historically interesting buildings, and value the individual character of local neighbourhoods with their particular look and feel.
Regency Square Area Society
- read about Central Brighton's squares.
The Regency Society
- involves itself in Brighton and Hove's controversial planning proposals.
- a local magazine for the centre of Brighton and Hove, produced by local residents in the area. It is delivered through the doors to approximately 12,000 residents, but is also distributed in cafes and bars around the Lanes and Seven Dials area, reaching an even wider area both around and outside Brighton.
The Montpelier and Clifton Hill Association
is a registered charity that was founded in 1970 to preserve and enhance the character and amenities of the 75 acres of conservation area.
The Stanmer Preservation Society
was founded in 1971 and is a charity committed to improving, protecting and preserving the village of Stanmer and its environment for the benefit of the public.
Tenantry Down Allotments
on the side of Race Hill are visible from much of Round Hill. Their site contains a blog, forum and lots of interesting notes and pictures.
Safe in the City
- community web site for Brighton and Hove, dealing with prevention of crime (including race motivated, homophobia, domestic violence), anti-social behaviour, graffiti, criminal damage and other forms of harassment.
Brighton & Hove Community and Voluntary Sector Forum
- coordinates Community & Voluntary Sector groups that Round Hill residents may be interested in supporting. See their A to Z index
of these groups.
- Living Streets is a major new campaign of The Pedestrians Association. This is the one body that can speak for you with authority. The Pedestrians Association (PA) have since 1929 been the driving force behind much road safety regulation and many schemes such as the Walk to School campaign, Home Zones and pedestrianised areas. The Living Streets initiative is a nationwide - ongoing - campaign to win back the streets for everybody.
policy briefing on parking
Magpie Environmental Trust
's mission is to promote education for sustainability with an emphasis on waste reduction, re-use and recycling. The Trust has recently been granted funding
to organise more workshops for schools and community groups on how to compost with worms
Bulky Waste Collections
Cityclean, Brighton and Hove City Council
FreeBrighton (formerly Brighton Freecycle network)
: the group allows people to advertise things they want to get rid of for Free. Wanted messages can be posted as well as offers.
(Saunders Park Depot, Saunders Park, Brighton BN2 4AY) offers a wide range of recycling services to suit (almost) all needs. Magpie sells your unwanted funiture items: (Furniture donations: arrange collections on 01273 677577). The Shabitat warehouse is open to the public 9-5 Mon to Fri and 10-4 Sat. Come and see our selection of furniture, electrical goods,computers, clothes and books and records.
has several charity shops in and around Brighton & Hove. As well as raising funds for the charity the shops also benefit the community by increasing recycling and providing work placements for the long term unemployed. As well as the usual clothes and bric-a-bric we also accept donations of furniture and electrical goods. Our vans are able to collect larger items. Please phone our home collection service line on 01273 885505 between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday - Saturday for more information. Alternatively take goods along to any of our shops below:
26 George Street, Hove Phone 01273 749139 (Clothes, bric-a-brac, books)
4 Blatchington Road, Hove Phone 01273 777212 (Furniture, records)
66 Blatchington Road, Hove Phone 01273 776868 (REVIVED ELECTRICAL SHOP: Fridges, TVs, hi-fi, PCs, freezers, etc.)
78 Boundary Road, Hove Phone 01273 411661 (Clothes, furniture, bric-a-brac, books)
22 Brunswick Road, Shoreham Phone 01273 441993 (Furniture)
(Unit 1, Phoenix Works, North Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE. Tel: 01273 487377). Phone first to arrange donations of furniture. Opening hours: 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Our training centre in Lewes provides accredited training in refurbishing furniture to people with enduring mental health needs and other socially excluded groups. Through the scheme used furniture is transformed with decorative painting techniques such as marbling, stencilling and distressing, and then put back into use.
Tel: 01273 426470 See also New website
- This Community, based in Portslade, raises funds to help homeless people through the re-cycling of donated goods including furniture, household appliances, electrical goods (not gas), bric-a-brac, clothes, books, tools, toys etc. In fact, anything that could be of use to somebody, we will collect and if necessary refurbish and sell it on in our ‘Second-hand Superstore’ the largest second-hand shop in the South of England. Our shop also stocks a large selection of plants & shrubs grown in our nursery garden.
collect from any mainland UK address. We refurbish redundant computers and sell them on at affordable prices to community groups. We will collect single systems (300MHz to 1150MHz) from both individuals and companies for a charge of £20 including v.a.t. This uses a next-day courier service. We will collect up to and including 10 systems from individuals and companies, 300MHz or higher for a charge of £5.00 per system or £2.50 per item. Collection of 11 or more systems from one location, 300MHz or higher, are free of charge. We will collect ALL systems 1.4GHz or higher free of charge for both individuals and companies.
Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Project
Unit 32-36 Municipal Market, Circus Street, Brighton BN2 9QF (Tel: 01273 570500). The Project provides a unique (and award-winning) site collection service. Instead of being discarded along with the general rubbish, all "waste" timber can be stacked separately for our collection. We guarantee to collect within 48 hours of notification (we know space is at a premium on most building sites!). On most occasions, we arrive the next day.
Planning Policy Statement 3
Scroll down to page 26 Annex B: Definitions for: what is the definition of a brownfield or greenfield site.
Redevelopment of Open Spaces
Government Guidance to Councils as to when to grant or refuse planning applications affecting open spaces (whether public or privately-owned).
The Brighton and Hove Local Plan
. This plan was finally adopted in July 2005. Local plans are for district council areas and guide the details of development in accordance with the Structure Plan. All the policies that are used to determine planning applications should be in the Local Plan. Most new plans take existing plans as their base and then the local authority responsible for preparing a new plan takes into account changes in its area as well as the latest Government guidance
. The current local plan will be replaced by a Local Development Framework
within the next three years.
: information about the planning system and replies to questions.
Policy Guidance Notes for England: PPG1-PPG25
: Planning policy guidance notes (PPGs) are prepared by the government after public consultation to explain statutory provisions and provide guidance to local authorities and others on planning policy and the operation of the planning system. They also explain the relationship between planning policies and other policies which have an important bearing on issues of development and land use. Local authorities must take their contents into account in preparing their development plans. The guidance may also be relevant to decisions on individual planning applications and appeals.
Assessing needs and opportunities - A companion guide to PPG17
, is provided by the Government to help Councils perform the necessary studies of our Open Space Needs.
Government Planning Policy Guidance PPG 17
- Planning for open space, sport and recreation.
Visiting the Sussex Countryside - events and outings
National Trust Events Diary
specify your favourite NT property (e.g. Devil's Dyke Estate) to see what is organised for the weeks ahead
Timetable for Brighton's 77 bus to Devil's Dyke
Timetable for Brighton's 78 bus to Stanmer Park
Timetable for Brighton's 79 bus to Ditchling Beacon
South East National Trails - the South Downs Way
- a Government Agency and County Council Partnership
The Ramblers' Association
Ramblers' Association Publications for walkers
Walks and outdoor pursuits
a) Walks in East Sussex
East Sussex County Council
b) Circular Walks in East Sussex: complete listing
c) Find a walk in East Sussex
(enter "duration" & "difficulty")
d) Long distance walks in East Sussex
e) Countryside sites in East Sussex
f) Walking, cycling and horse-riding in West Sussex
Local guided walks from The Argus's Events Section
h) Healthwalks introduction
short social walks throughout the week led by trained volunteers
i) Healthwalks programme up to April 2010
Pre-booked group guided historical walks in Brighton & Hove of up to 2 miles
k) East Sussex CC Guided Walks & Environmental Events Winter 2009-2010
l) Sussex Strollers - (01903) 761020 - Sunday Walks for all ages 5-14 miles
full day walks on Sundays of about 10 miles
Countryside Walks every Sunday and Thursday of between 4 and 14 miles
Group affiliated to the Ramblers Association providing walks in Sussex for people in their 20’s and 30’s
p) Brighton HF Rambling Club - (01903) 877939 - Group affiliated to the Holiday Fellowship providing walks in Sussex every Wednesday and Sunday of up to 10 miles
Sussex 12 Milers
- gay & lesbian Sussex walking group
Other outdoor pursuits
s) The Council's Countryside Events Diary
t) West Sussex County Council's Leisure & Tourism Page
u) Southdowns Society
- multi-activity outdoors club for climbing, cycling (both on- and off-road), walking, caving, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, coasteering, surfing, badminton and tennis.
The Natural History of Sussex
Urban Wildlife in Brighton and Hove
Register as a Nature Warden and log Round Hill's wildlife. See photos from the air and large-scale maps of the open spaces near you.
Whitehawk Hill - Where the Turf Meets the Surf
by David Bangs, 78 Ewhurst Road Brighton BN2 4AJ for Friends of Whitehawk Hill
Nature Conservation in Sussex and on The South Downs
Find out about the grant scheme for local nature reserves
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Sussex Biodiversity Record Office
Sussex Downs online
- protecting the landscape
Visit South Downs
- visitor information
South Downs Landscape Assessment
learn about Chalk Downland and all the species it supports
South Downs Conservation Volunteeers
South Downs Adur Valley Wildlife
. The Ardur Valley is near Shoreham-by-sea and is very rich in wild plants & butterflies. The pictures on this site provide practice in identifying those common to Sussex Chalk Downland habitats.
- a selection of rare and interesting wild plants, their uses, folklore and where to see them, by Mary Briggs ISBN 1-898388-17-2 [Sussex Wildlife Trust]
History and Reference
Books on local history
can be borrowed &/or viewed at Brighton Library check their online catalogue first
and The History Centre.
City Books in Western Road
(in the Brunswick area of Brighton and Hove) probably carries a better range of local history materials than any other bookshop in our city. These are displayed in the shop's basement.
Rose Hill to Roundhill: a Brighton Community
Pub. Brighton Books Publishing. £9.99 ISBN 1-90 1454-08-8 long-awaited book on Round Hill produced by local residents.
The Encyclopaedia of Brighton
by Timothy Carder ISBN 086 147 3159 [East Sussex County Libraries] is an excellent reference book (with a number of entries on Round Hill).
Living in Brighton during the 1980s
- this history site includes profiles of some well known Round Hill residents.
My Brighton and Hove
- community web site dealing with the living history of Brighton and Hove.
History of Brighton and The Royal Pavilion
with practice exercises for learners of English as a Second Language.
History of Brighton's Open Market
with details and pictures of current stalls.
Plan of streets in the North Laine area
with details and pictures of small traders.
A straight line walk across Brighton
- this site is not a walking guide, but records a slice of Brighton, a random cross-section, at a particular moment (or moments) in time, combining all kinds of information, whether about local history and stories, architecture and planning, street names and quirky notices, or companies and organisations.
Brief history of Round Hill Crescent
by taxi driver, Tony Deane.
History of St Peter's Brighton
with several references to the development of Roundhill.
Many residents in Brighton and Hove earn part of their keep through art, craft, and/or design. The Brighton Festival benefits from those among them who open their homes / studios to the public. Listing of local artists
Several Round Hill residents belong to the Beyond the Level Group