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Neighbourhood policing

Click on eWatch for local crime statistics for September 2016 and contact details of our local police community support officer. You can report crime and incidents online at www.sussex.police.uk/reportonline. Not sure of the law?: AskThePolice online answers to FAQs.

Read about the changing role of Police Community Support Officers

Contact your local Council about a range of concerns.

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

Proposal to operate The Dump on 26 Dec 2016













Please help by objecting to planning application BH2016/05369 requesting full operation of the Dump on Boxing Day 2016

Sample objections: please comment before Friday 28th October:

[1] Detailed PDF extract the details you want - needs shortening

[2] Simple plea PDF you will need to adapt this


The Round Hill Reporter (our printed magazine)

Past issues of our printed newsletter 'The Round Hill Reporter' can be downloaded (in PDF format) from here. The most recent issue is

      • Issue 65 October 2016 
        Round Hill AGM @ Richmond House, report on July garden party, history of Round Hill's lost elms, importance of trees in cities, Ernest Beal VC, Halloween Playsafe with the city's Mayor, community composting, urban foxes, the long wall, Pavilions community gardening, guide for residents who are new to Round Hill, dog poo stencils seem to be working.

Round Hill's online groups

The first three of the online resources allow members to post as well as view i.e. you can interact freely with Round Hill residents by joining:

  • Round Hill Community Noticeboard already up to 91 members
    A Facebook 'closed group' with good participation and plenty of good quality items (e.g. wardrobe, bookcase, drawers, CD/DVD player, bicycle lock, plants) offered & snapped up for free.
  • Round Hill Yahoo Group running for over a decade with 178 members. Activity comes & goes.
  • Round Hill Society Twitter
  • The Round Hill Society's Facebook Page
    The Facebook Page format this running as it allows The Round Hill Society to project itself to the world. If you want 'freedom to post' and dialogue with neighbours, then join Round Hill Community Noticeboard instead.

RHS Committee Page

containing the Minutes of recent meetings and the date of our next RHS Committee Meeting (Tuesday 1st November 2016 at Ted's).

A committee consisting of 10 members was elected at our AGM on Saturday 15th October 2016


Report on our 2016 AGM













Recent Round Hill events

Click here for illustrated reports (jpgs & videos) on recent events.

See our LINKS SECTION for USEFUL INFORMATION and further description of Round Hill's printed and online resources.


Regular listings & Upcoming Events

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
Sussex Concerts
11. Sunday Chamber Concerts 5pm-6pm by Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
12. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
13. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
14. Regency Society 2016 lectures and events
15. Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
16. Sussex Industrial Archeology Society own meetings & similar
17. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
18. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
19. Healthwalks 2016 programme plain text | colour  
20. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
21. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
22. Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere - Events Calendar
23. Digital map of Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere
24. Prince Regent Online Pool & Class Timetable
Free swimming for children aged 16 and under
25. See also The Argus - events page
26. The People's Republic of Brighton and Hove: Facebook page
27. Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
28. List of twenty-five lunch clubs in Brighton and Hove

Click on the picture below to find your nearest swimming pool

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



Sunday morning Clean-up: 30th Oct 2016

11am to 1pm meet at the junction of Mayo Rd and Richmond Rd


















Please join us if you would like to support and contribute to our annual Round Hill Clean-up. The session will last 2 hours, but however much time you can give---5 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour---will make a difference to our efforts in fostering a clean, cared-for Round Hill.

We are starting at 11am by the Rowan trees at the corner of Mayo /Richmond Road, but if you come later you will surely find us.

This regular event is supported by City Clean and is a valuable link between us and them. They supply litter pickers, rubbish sacks etc and, most significantly, carry off all the rubbish we amass. Best to bring your own gloves if you have any.

Next Playsafe: Sun 30th Oct 2016  Halloween

Our final street play of the year is our ever popular Halloween event.

This year, it will be held in Mayo Road on Sunday 30th October, from 3pm to 5pm  

Come in fancy dress and bring your carved pumpkin for judging in our  'best carved pumpkin' competition (by the Mayor). There will be a gruesome lucky dip and spooky games including the hugely popular devilish doughnut game.

Any offers of marshalling (just a 30minute slot) always greatly appreciated. Contact RHS committee member Kate Rice (details on back page of our printed magazine) if you can help.

street play












The Mayor enjoyed himself so much last time he joined us in July that he's planning on coming back to act as head judge!!

street play












Come and join us in your most frightening costumes if you dare...!!!

A big thank you to the many parents and Round Hill committee for their ongoing support at these events, and to the residents of Mayo Road and surrounding areas for moving cars and helping to negotiate the temporary road closure.


silver stringsTuesday, 1st November 2016 10:15am - Silver Strings - it's never too late to learn! - The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD. The first Tuesday of each month is an open session, where newcomers can try an instrument and meet the players. No previous musical experience is necessary and most of our group were complete beginners when they first came along. We even provide the instruments: choose violin, viola or cello - or try all three! The sessions are facilitated by professional cellist and Goldsmiths-trained music leader Isabel Emerson, and kindly supported by the Brighthelm Small Grants Scheme. Cost: the first session's FREE - come and try us out! If you want to join Silver Strings, it's £12/wk (payable monthly) thereafter, inclusive of instrument use.

See video clip on activities run by the parent group: Open Strings

Come and see Silver Strings this summer:



Chapel RoyalTuesday 1st November 2016 from 1.10 to 1.55 - Live lunchtime concert Chapel Royal, North Street Brighton. Juan Hinjosa Farrera (pno) TBA






gclub Wed 2nd and Thu 3rd October: 10:30am - noon Volunteer Gardening Club at The Level. Description: The Level's gardens are award-winning, not just for their beauty and superb condition, but also for the contribution they make towards a wider conservation and sustainability picture at the park - particularly in encouraging bees and other beneficial insects.


  • There are two regular weekly volunteer gardening clubs at The Level, run under the tutelage and supervision of the onsite Garden Manager, Steve Peters.
  • It is essential that potential volunteers liaise beforehand with Steve Peters on stephen.peters@brighton-hove.gov.uk, in case a session needs to be cancelled, changed, postponed, or other arrangements need clarifying.
  • Volunteers must attend a compulsory initial training and information session before starting volunteer gardening work.
  • Volunteers assist with a range of gardening tasks as assigned by the Garden Manager. The Level is an accessible park, and there are disabled toilets on site.
  • Visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/leisure-and-libraries/parks-and-green-spaces/level-enjoy-park-and-get-involved for more information.




unitarian Friday 4th November 2016 12.30 - 1.15 pm - Unitarian Church New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF - ‘A Scattering of Jazz Jewels!’ Lou Beckerman - jazz vocalist, and Wayne McConnell - jazz pianist bring you an inspired song journey embracing ballads to blues; samba to swing.





Friends of Hollingbury Woods Sunday 6th November 2016, 10am-1pm - Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods - Prune and weed North Hedge. Clear Butterfly Banks. Clear North Tennis Glade.
Easy access trail. Click here to learn about Hollingbury Hillfort. FHBW's Facebook Page.






brighton philharmonic Sunday 6th November 2016 2.45pm-4.45pm - Brighton Dome, Church Street Brighton, BN1 1UE - JAMES MORGAN Conductor BRIGHTON FESTIVAL CHORUS SARAH TYNAN Soprano LEIGH MELROSE Baritone BRAHMS Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem Op.45   Tickets on sale from Brighton Dome Ticket Office: (01273) 709709 www.brightondome.org 




sustainable buildingTuesday, 8th November 2016 7pm-10.30pm - Brighton Sustainable Building Meeting (Pub evening) at The Battle of Trafalgar, 34 Guildford Road, Brighton BN1 3LW - an informal opportunity to discuss sustainable building practices, techniques and technical issues. Useful for architects, building contractors, and associated trades, people looking to have sustainable building works carried out (new build or renovation), as well as self-builders, DIYers etc. Every second Tuesday of the month. AECB [Association for Environment Conscious Building].




st lukes Friday 18th November 2016 7.30 pm - St Luke's Church, Queens Park Road BN2 0GG -  Duck Soup




Artists Open Houses 2016

Artists Open Houses 

The 2016 Christmas AOH Festival will run for three weekends, from Saturday November 26th – Sunday 11th December.

The Artists Open Houses festival 2016 took place in Brighton, Hove and beyond from Saturday 30th April to Sunday 29th May. 

The largest event of its kind in the UK, around 200 houses and studio spaces across the city opened their doors to exhibit the work of over 1,500 artists and makers. 

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.



Do you use your local history centre?

Historical records: Ashdown Road | Belton Road | Crescent Road | D'Aubigny Road | Ditchling Road | Princes Crescent | Princes Road | Richmond Road | Roundhill Crescent | Roundhill Road | Roundhill Street | Upper Lewes Road | Wakefield Road | Getting to The Keep.

Test your local history: try Rob Stephenson's Round Hill History Quiz

Side by side maps: "OS 1892" and "Now"

Ashdown Road | Belton Road | Crescent Road | D'Aubigny Road | Ditchling Road | Princes Crescent | Princes Road | Richmond Road | Roundhill Crescent | Roundhill Road | Roundhill Street | Upper Lewes Road | Wakefield Road |



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 






Saint NicholasWednesday Lunch time recitals back in 2016
lasting for half an hour from 12:30pm at
St Nicholas's Church Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3LJ map

Louise Cournarie - Piano




All SaintsThursday 1st June 2017 at 1pm - Lunchtime Recitals at All Saints Church Hove - Lunchtime Recitals programme offers weekly music concerts from Thursday, 1st June 2017 at 1pm through to October 2017. The first concert of the 2017 season will feature various performers who will be playing during the season.






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




Open Market, The Level & London Rd areas

Open Market: stalls












Open Market: artists' studios

The Level restoration project

There is a community volunteer-led Activity Plan for The Level, through which there are a number of activities to take part in. Visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/joinusonthelevel for more details. You can borrow a set of boccia or pétanque balls and play a game on the special area, and we also have chess sets and clocks you can borrow for a game on our textured artwork tabletop picnic tables. We currently run weekly Healthwalks, inclusive Play sessions, weekly gardening club with the onsite Garden Manager, and also have a Community Forum which is helping shape the park's community future and which is looking for additional members. There are two community spaces for hire in the restored pavilions onsite. More details at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/thelevel.

The Level









Feeding the 5000
Review the organisations which achieved this, and how it was done for the first time ever at The Level in a short space of time before 2.30pm on 29th October 2015.



Walking in the sussex countryside

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


Get Active programme (includes healthwalks) winter 2016/17

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

This page was last updated by Ted on 28-Oct-2016
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