The home site of the Round Hill Society, a community group of the residents of Round Hill in Brighton, England. The site contains information about the area, latest news and reflections on life in Round Hill.
Round Hill on Twitter - if you have a Twitter Account, you can follow other Round Hill residents' Tweets (i.e. short messages) at https://twitter.com/RoundhillSoc.
Committee Page containing the Minutes of recent meetings
The Round Hill Reporter
Past issues of our printed newsletter 'The Round Hill Reporter' can be downloaded (in PDF format) from here. The most recent issue is
Safety improvements to the Vogue gyratory system near Brighton’s Lewes Road Sainsbury’s started on July 14 and last up to five months. The second phase (commencing Monday 18 August 2014) sees the temporary closure of Upper Lewes Road at the junction with Lewes Road.
1. The Duke of York's Picture House - Preston Circus
2. Emporium, Brighton - upcoming events - 88 London Road
3. Free University Brighton - upcoming events
4. Brighton & Hove Arts Diary
5. Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
6. Sussex Concerts
7. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
8. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
9. Regency Society 2013-14 lectures and events.
10. Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
11. Sussex Industrial Archeology Society own meetings and similar
12. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
13. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
14. Healthwalks programme (PDF) valid until Autumn 2014.
15. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
16. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
17. Prince Regent Swimming Complex Pools Programme
Free Swimming for children aged 11 or under
18. www.visitbrighton.com for this month's events in the city centre. See also The Argus - events page
Tuesday 26th August 2014 from 1.10 to 1.55 - Live lunchtime concert Chapel Royal, North Street Brighton
John Bruzon (pno) Evelyn Harrison (clar) Christian Robert-Lewis (vln) - Khachaturian Milhaud Bartok
Magdalena Reising - Harp
Wednesday 27th August 2014 1pm-2pm All Saints Church Hove 2014 Lunchtime Recitals - Jane Money (Mezzo-Soprano)
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 7.30pm - Triangle Community Local History Group - The Bugle Pub 24 St. Martins Street, Brighton, BN2 3HJ
(back bar area) Round Hill residents welcome.
(normally meets 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm for one hour).
Sunday 7th September 2014 10am - 1pm Friends of Hollingbury Woods - Snowdrop and Tennis Glade South clearance - Hollingbury Woods.
Easy access trail. Click here to learn about Hollingbury Hillfort. FHBW's Facebook Page.
Wednesday 10th September 2014 8pm - English Folk Tune Sessions (on the second Wednesday of each month) at The Park Crescent Pub, 39 Park Crescent Terrace, BN2 3HE. An informal session - come along to listen or bring an instrument and join in (all welcome whatever your skill level).
Friday, 12th September 2014 7.30pm St Luke's Church, Queens Park Road BN2 0GG - Klio Blonz (flute) and Siobhan Swider (harp): well-known works by Vivaldi and Faure alongside Ravel’s and Debussy’s Impressionism, the mysticism of Indian Ragas, the energetic and playful character of Chopin’ s Variations as well as Hovhaness’ haunting beauty, giving this programme its beauty and originality.
Best ever shopping facilities in easy reach of Round Hill:
Cllr Brian Fitch (the Mayor), Victoria (Brighton Open Market Community Interest Company), Pat Mears (trader) and Jason Kitcat (leader of BHCC)
Now a promising food outlet and community hub (for presentations, performances, art, music, cooking etc) offering quite a lot more. Get involved and make this Open Market one of the best in the U.K.
A new community hub for the city of Brighton & Hove:
Could this be the development which draws stores like John Lewis to London Road Brighton shopping centre?
The Market's first song & dance performances
Brighton and Hove has many remaining historic street lights. A varied selection of these can still be found in Round Hill. But both Round Hill and Queens Park conservation areas have experienced removal of some of our most valued lamp standards and replacement with cheap substitutes which are sometimes no better in reliability. Read more....
Odour nuisance from WTS continues....
Residents living in the north of Round Hill as well as other locations near Hollingdean Depot have had several weeks of unreasonable odour nuisance from The Waste Transfer Station badly affecting enjoyment of their homes and gardens during June / July / August this summer. The Environment Agency has identified some problems (e.g. odour escapes through the doors), but needs to know if unreasonable odour nuisance to nearby residents persists.
The system of monitoring is complaint-led. "No complaints" indicate "no problem".
phone The Environment Agency on 0800 807060. They will log your complaint. Where to complain about noise & odour Life near the Dump. Do not let genuine odour nuisance go unreported. The Environment Agency sets the terms of Veolia's operating licence.
The Level restoration project
Regeneration of this part of Brighton should also be helped when the rebuilt Open Market opens in May 2014. See article from The Argus.
Could Round Hill make itself independent from the electricity grid through photo-voltaics on the roofs both in and adjoining the area? See video clip of Balcombe example: fracking village to turn on solar panels
Report on our AGM 17 Oct 2013
Your new RHS committee elected at our AGM on Thu 17th October.
New civicbrightonandhove.co.uk website A weekly platform profiling news, information and campaigns from across the city, an opportunity for amenity societies to learn from each other. See what residents in other Brighton and Hove neighbourhoods are up to and borrow from their ideas.
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.
Friday, 12.30 - 1.15 pm from Sep 2014 Brighton Unitarian Church New Road BN1 1UF
Artists Open Houses 2014
AOH reached its 33rd year in May 2014 - look
Check out local Artists' websites directly. Most have been updated in preparation for this year's festival.
The Brighton Free University
Courses at The Friends' Centre
See Short Courses & Workshops - Summer 2014 (PDF brochure).
Collection days for refuse & recycling Round Hill area: Tue (weekly) = refuse; Tue (fortnightly) = recycling
Click here for City Clean's service update.
Following Christmas and New Year black sack refuse in Round Hill will be collected on Thursday 2 January 2014 and Wednesday 8th January 2014. Thereafter the regular collection day will carry on as Tuesdays.
CONSTITUENCY MPs: May 2010 General Election Results in Brighton Pavilion constituency.
WARD COUNCILLORS: 2011 Council election results
Greens increase their seats from 13 to 23 to become the largest Green group of councillors in the country.
St Peter's & North Laine (Council ward which includes Round Hill)
Lizzie Deane - Green Party 3407 22% Elected
Ian Davey - Green Party 3132 20% Elected
Pete West - Green Party 3043 19% Elected
South East - European Election Result 2014
[ Parties in alphabetical order - Turnout 35.4% ]
CON Richard Ashworth
CON Nirj Deva
CON Dan Hannan
GRN Keith Taylor
LAB Anneliese Dodds
LD Catherine Bearder
UKIP Janice Atkinson
UKIP Nigel Farage
UKIP Ray Finch
UKIP Diane James