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 last meeting (Tue 9 Sep 2014), the dates of our AGM (Wed 1 Oct 2014) and our next RHS Committee Meeting (Wed 8th Oct 2014). The AGM is open to all local residents.
Older People's Council AGM
10.15 am to 1pm, Tue 23rd Sep 2014, Jubilee Library
the main subject for the meeting is Adult Social Care with two speakers covering concerns about the quality of care.
Round Hill Society AGM
7pm - 9pm Wed 1st Oct 2014, Downs Infant School, Ditchling Road
The Downs Infants School on Ditchling Road will host our next AGM, starting at 7pm and all finished by 9pm. It would be pleasing to see a good turnout of Round Hill residents. This is a good opportunity if you are new to the locality to get to know a few neighbours, to sample the issues we have addressed this year, and to voice your own questions & concerns. All welcome!
The formal reason for this notice is to give people time to consider standing for a position on the committee. There will be a vacancy or two, so it need not be competitive. Just contact the Chair or Secretary if you’re interested.
Come to hear how we have raised money and spent it in your name, and what we plan to do next year – with your support. And have a glass of wine.
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
Chris Parkin from the government's Environment Agency has identified the 2 biggest problems which cause odour nuisance - "the design of the building and the nature of the waste received. The primary odorous source is the food waste contained within domestic refuse. The only possible way to remove that is for the local council to instigate separate waste collections for food waste, which would be a huge undertaking for them."
Click here to read about an attempt which will begin from Monday 15th September to suppress unpleasant smells from Hollingdean Depot.
If you would like The Environment Agency to take action to minimise odour escapes from Hollingdean Depot, please continue to report odour nuisance to the Environment Agency's hotline 0800 807060but also add your email address to Chris Parkin's distribution list by sending an e-mail to email@example.com and feel free to pass this invitation on to friends or neighbours who are also affected.
Being on the distribution list will also allow Chris Parkin to update you on attempts to suppress the odour.
Monitoring the pollution is complaint-driven. No complaints may lead to the assumption that there is no great problem, even though the deficiencies of Veolia's buildings for containing noise and odour are known. The concerns of those living in the vicinity of Hollingdean Depot can only be fully appreciated by The Environment Agency (the licencing authority) if instances of nuisance (odour, noise, fugitive particles) are reported to them on 0800 807060 and Chris Parkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) knows that you support his efforts to minimise these nuisances.
Bored with Estate/Letting Agents' boards?
"why is there one set of conservation rules for Round Hill residents, while estate/letting agents are permitted to erect eye-catching boards which are totally out of keeping with the character & appearance of our conservation area?"
Then here's what to do:
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1. Visit London Road website | blog
2. The Duke of York's Picture House Preston Circus
3. Emporium, Brighton - upcoming events - 88 London Road
4. Free University Brighton - upcoming events
5. Brighton & Hove Arts Diary
6. Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
7. Sussex Concerts
8. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
9. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
10. Regency Society 2013-14 lectures and events.
11. Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
12. Sussex Industrial Archeology Society own meetings and similar
13. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
14. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
15. Healthwalks programme (PDF) valid until Autumn 2014.
16. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
17. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
18. Prince Regent Swimming Complex Pools Programme
Free Swimming for children aged 11 or under
19. See also The Argus - events page
Friday 19th September 12.30 - 1.15 pm Brighton Unitarian Church New Road BN1 1UF
Bunch of Daph’s will sing music ranging from madrigals to arrangements of modern songs; they will also include at least one number to mark the D-Day Anniversary this year!
Lewes Eco Open Houses 2014
20th & 21st September 2014
9 houses mainly in nearby villages
See their Website
Tuesday 23rd September from 1.10 to 1.55 - Live lunchtime concert Chapel Royal, North Street Brighton
Safira Duo (fl & harp) Bach Gounod Bartok Walters Lewis
Michele Roszak/Melanie Metah and Lynda Spinney - Mezzo Soprano/Soprano/Piano
Wednesday 24th September 2014 1pm-2pm All Saints Church Hove 2014 Lunchtime Recitals - Lodore Trio (Flute, Violin/Viola, Piano) .
Friday, 26th September 2014 7.30pm St Luke's Church, Queens Park Road BN2 0GG - Edyta Lajdorf – piano - Exploring Europe since 1800. Pianist Edyta Lajdorf will take you on a trip around Europe beginning with Austria composer Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A major D664. Next, we will explore Polish folk music by Ignacy Jan Paderewski and narrative Polish poetry in Polish Fryderyk Chopin’s Ballade in G minor. This is followed by impressionist tonal colouring withPreludes by the French Claude Debussy. The journey will finish in the United Kingdom in 2010 with Benjamin Ellin’s Amuse Bouche..
Saturday 4th October 2014 10am - 1pm Friends of Hollingbury Woods -Prune and weed Hollingbury Rise West hedge. Burstead Woods path and litter clearance, and Butterfly Glade clearance and bench installation.
Easy access trail. Click here to learn about Hollingbury Hillfort. FHBW's Facebook Page.
Tuesday 7th October 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).
Wednesday 8th October 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).
Recent developments affecting Round Hill
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.
London Road Brighton - regeneration
The grand opening of Brighton's Open Market
Cllr Brian Fitch (the Mayor), Victoria (Brighton Open Market Community Interest Company), Pat Mears (trader) and Jason Kitcat (leader of BHCC)
Our new market stalls as of 19th July 2014
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....
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.
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