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Useful information









What's coming up next in Round Hill?

Volunteers needed to marshal (30 mins). Please contact Kate.

playing out















Links to printed & online resources to explore Round Hill's history









Of current interest - not too far away!

Rampion Off-Shore Wind Farm viewed from Wakefield Road













See Documents Library for The Rampion Off-Shore Wind Farm Project for links to the the company's newsletters as well as representations from bodies such as The South Downs National Park Authority. The claim is that the wind farm could generate enough electricity to power 430,000 homes a year - almost two thirds of all the homes in East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove, though the number of turbines has been cut from 195 to 116.










Regular listings & Upcoming Events


Active for Life Programme May to Sep 2017
including Healthwalks


Click on the picture below to find your nearest swimming pool

swimming Online Pool & Class Timetable
for today at the
Prince Regent Pool Brighton.



 Social Group Cycle rides  

bikesBike for Life* see also Facebook Page.





Neighbourhoods across Brighton and Hove 

For daily updates on other neighbourhoods' news & campaigns

across the city, please go to CivicBrightonandHove.co.uk

1. Odour from WTS? Tel. 0800 80 70 60 The Environment Agency
2. The Open Market and The Level Upcoming Events
3. Visit London Road website | blog
4. The Duke of York's Picture House Preston Circus
5. Emporium, Brighton - what's on - 88 London Road
6. Brighton Open Air Theatre - what's on - Dyke Rd Park [map]
7. Free University Brighton - upcoming events
8. Brighton & Hove Arts Diary
9. Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
10. Folk Clubs Calendar | Lewes Saturday Folk Club
11. Sussex Concerts
12. Sunday Chamber Concerts 5pm-6pm by Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
13. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
14. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
15. Regency Society 2016 lectures and events
16. Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
17. Sussex Industrial Archeology Society own meetings & similar
18. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
19. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
20. Active for Life Programme Summer 2017 including Healthwalks
21. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
22. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
23. Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere - Events Calendar
24. Digital map of Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere
25. Prince Regent Online Pool & Class Timetable
Free swimming for children aged 16 and under
26. See also The Argus - events page
27. The People's Republic of Brighton and Hove: Facebook page
28. Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
29. Brighton Food Assembly collect Saturdays 2-4pm Open Market
30. List of twenty-five lunch clubs in Brighton and Hove



Chapel Royal North St BrightonTuesday 26th September 2017 1.10 - 1.55 pm Chapel Royal, North St, Brighton - Linda Kelsall-Barnett (guitar)






Saint NicholasWednesday 27th September 2017 12.30-13.15 
at St Nicholas's Church Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3LJ map - Piano solo and duets by the amazing Kapsetaki twins: Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Milhand




All SaintsThursday 28th September 2017 at 1pm - Lunchtime Recitals at All Saints Church Hove -  Jessica Summers (soprano) + Jelena Makarova (piano)

Map: corner of The Drive (south end) and Eaton Road, Hove BN3 3PD 





Friday 29th September, 2pm to 5pm at Richmond House




















Pavilions Partnership will once again open their drug and alcohol recovery centre at Richmond House to the public on Friday 29th September 2017, 2pm to 5pm

Participants are expected to include staff, peer mentors, volunteers and hopeful residents from Round Hill as well as people from further afield.

A preview of what the members of Pavilions Partnership do

After previous open days, several Round Hill residents have already learnt how members of this partnership contribute to the effort to help people regain control of their lives. Click here if you are concerned about your use of drugs &/or alcohol or would just like an insight into what the team does.


unitarianFriday 29th September 2017 12.30 - 1.15 pm - Unitarian Church New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF - Celebrating Haydn' - piano and vocal items by Joseph Haydn, with readings from his letters and diaries. Wendy Tidman & Peter Morris (narrators), Sue Mileham (soprano), Nicola Grunberg & Ambrose Page (piano).



folkSaturday 30th September 2017 Lewes Saturday Folk Club meets every Saturday at 8pm Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ  SING A SONG OF SUSSEX £4


Written songs about Sussex by local songwriters old and new: Charlotte Oliver, Milly Murphy, Don Morgan, Jim Glover, Chris Skinner, Diane & Steve Nevill, Dave Middleton & Valmai Goodyear will sing. There will also be songs by Kipling, Belloc, Maria Cunningham & Ranna Hurst. Bring Sussex songs you have written or found. Home-made Plum Heavies & Claverham Potato Cakes (Sussex specialities) will be served.Singer of old & new songs with a glorious voice (99% cocoa solids) and occasional guitar.




big lemonSunday 1 October 2017, 10:30 – 17:00 - Litlington to Beachy Head via Seven Sisters. Meet Old Steine, Brighton BN1, UK. Take The Big Lemon bus into the countryside, walk at a leisurely pace for about 3 hours taking in the scenery and finish for lunch at a nice old country pub. All buses leave Old Steine (South) Stop S, Brighton. £8 book in advance.



street playSunday 1st October 2017 3pm - 5 pm Street Play in Mayo Road. This will be our 17th Street Play. Please help the sun to shine by coming along (both adults and children). Good atmosphere in which to make new friends.


As usual we need volunteers to marshall so do volunteer if you can [contact the organiser RHS Committee Member Kate Rice] - just 30mins really helps! Home baked goods would also be appreciated for the refreshment stand.



book clubWednesday 4th October 2017, 8pm Round Hill Book Club at Martha Gunn Public House 100 Upper Lewes Road. The book for this meeting is Starlings by Erinna Mettler, a novel set in Brighton, each chapter telling the story of one of its varied inhabitants. The author will be present at the meeting. All Round Hill readers welcome.



Friends of Hollingbury Woods Saturday 7th October 2017, 10am-1pm - Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods -   

Prune and weed HRW Hedge. Burstead Wood path and litter clearance. Butterfly Glade clearance. Pioneer House perimeter tree aftercare and Wild Daffodil planting

Easy access trail. Click here to learn about Hollingbury Hillfort. FHBW's Facebook Page.

Round Hill annual get-together: 19th October


This be held on Thursday 19th October 2017 at Richmond House.

Doors will open at 6.30pm when tea/coffee biscuits/cakes will be served. The main meeting will run from 7 pm - 8.30pm. The issues we expect to come up are

  • continued nuisances (odour escapes and noise) from Veolia's Hollingdean Waste Transfer Station
  • ideas for a project which could address crime & anti social issues since there is a possibility of grant money for this. We have lost "Bonnie" our Community Police Support Officer, but The Sussex Police Commissioner's Office does have funding for community initiatives relating to crime and public safety. Round Hill residents already watch out for one another, as our social media groups testify, so a possible initiative may have some of the elements of a neighbourhood watch.
  • suggestions for future community events - this year our neighbourhood has continued the successful Street Play sessions, we have had a successful dog show, and groups of residents operating outside of The Round Hill Society have organised a successful Jumble Trail and have started a Book Group, which for all three meetings organised to date has secured the attendance of the authors of the three locally-based novels under discussion.

We currently have 10 committee members. We do hope that new residents will come forward to raise our membership before or at Our Annual Get-together.  which is OPEN TO ALL ROUND HILL RESIDENTS. Looking through past copies of the Minutes (below) will give you an idea on how committee members plan. However, you don't have to be on the committee to organise events compatible with what we are trying to achieve. You can join use or work with us and we also appreciate that many people work independently to improve the neighbourhood on an ad-hoc basis.


bikesSaturday 21st & 28th October 11am until 4pm Brighton's Preston Park. We are www.bikeforlifesouth.org.uk. Join our Autumn Group Bikeability road riding course. It is ideal for adults or kids who wish to cycle more safely on our busy roads.

You can leave the kids with us, we are fully CRB checked and insured!

At only £125 ( £95 for kids ) for both days, these group sessions are our most affordable way to cover all three levels of the national DfT prescribed Bikeability certificate course. It is possible to take the basic first day only at £65 ( £50 for kids )


Artists Open Houses, Open Market Art Trail, The Level, & Brighton Open Air Theatre












Click on the picture above for an illustrated list of all the stalls in Brighton's Open Market.

Education (for adults)
Adult EducationThe Brighton Free University

Adult Education The Friends' Centre

Adult Education. Download their PDF brochure on Courses & Workshops for 2016-2017




Cornerstone Community Centre - Adult Education 

Church Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2FL
includes Poetry for Pleasure on Mondays


1. Odour from WTS? Tel. 0800 80 70 60 The Environment Agency

Nuisance continues from The Waste Transfer Station. Please phone if you smell unreasonable odour so that we can continue to highlight:

[A] the unsuitable location at Hollingdean Depot for processing food waste so near to residents homes and gardens

[B] the unsuitable building design of the Waste Transfer Station: i.e. not fit for purpose as it cannot prevent escapes of dust particles and odour.

The operating licence issued by The Environment Agency also covers unreasonable noise. Phone them about this and not The Council (Veolia's main client).

2. Landlords and Letting Agents - a need for accreditation

£20,000 / £14,000 fines unlicensed landlords of shared houses
Read our article on Houses of Multiple Occupation [HMOs]

See the The Debrief's campaign calling for the end of letting agent fees.



Please see events listings for music currently on. Many music venues re-open in the spring.

Learn an instrument Learn a musical instrument - since the time of the Prince Regent, Brighton has gained a reputation for music teaching and performance. The abundance of teachers in our city means that it is easy to find help in learning an instrument.


BartholomewSt Bartholomew's Concerts 







brighton philharmonic Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome, Church Street Brighton, BN1 1UE - 2017 Concert Season. Brighton Dome Concert Hall.







st lukes St Luke's Church Queens Park Road - Watch this space for the new 2017/2018 season of concerts






The Park Crescent News & Events at The Park Crescent Pub, 39 Park Crescent Terrace, BN2 3HE.





Walking in the sussex countryside

Active for Life Programme May to Sep 2017
including Healthwalks
 (PDF 3MB)

Click on picture below for circular bus ride / walk from Round Hill:


Click on picture below for index of local walks/walking groups

yyy Why not get together with neighbours for a weekend walk - you may like to try the two bus-aided circular walks below:


Voting patterns in Round Hill

Local and National and European Election Results

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