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 and the date of our next RHS Committee Meeting (Thursday 2nd July 2015) at Barbara's. We held our AGM on 1st October 2014 (see Minutes and Report) and view our Constitution.
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
Our fifth Playsafe Event will take place in Mayo Road on
Sunday 31st May 2015 between 3pm and 5pm.
Children (with parents supervising) are welcome to take part.
1. Upcoming events for The Open Market and The Level
2. Visit London Road website | blog
3. The Duke of York's Picture House Preston Circus
4. Emporium, Brighton - upcoming events - 88 London Road
5. Free University Brighton - upcoming events
6. Brighton & Hove Arts Diary
7. Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
8. Sussex Concerts
9. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
10. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
11. Regency Society 2014-15 lectures and events.
12. Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
13. Sussex Industrial Archeology Society own meetings and similar
14. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
15. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
16. Healthwalks programme (PDF) valid until end of April 2015.
17. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
18a. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
18b. Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere - Events Calendar
18c. Digital map of Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere
19. Prince Regent Swimming Complex Pools Programme
Free Swimming for children aged 11 or under
20. See also The Argus - events page
If you missed the Art Trail around Brighton Open Market launched by Brighton Open Market's community of artists as part of Artists Open Houses 2015 during the May 2015 Brighton Festival, it is still worth looking at the publicity for it. This describes what goes on in each of the artists' studios, including activities which residents looking for new interests and skills can take part in.
Madeleine Jones - piano
Friday 29th May 2015 12.30 - 1.15 pm Brighton Unitarian Church New Road BN1 1UF
Beethoven and the Baroque: pianist Gabriel Jones looks at Bach's increasingly profound influence on Beethoven in the final stage of his career, including a performance and discussion of Bach's first Partita in B flat major and Beethoven's penultimate piano sonata in A flat major, op. 110.
Sunday 31st May 2015, 3pm to 5pm - our fifth Playsafe Event will take place in Mayo Road. Children (with parents supervising) are very welcome to take part.
Tuesday 2nd June from 1.10 to 1.55 - Live lunchtime concert Chapel Royal, North Street Brighton
Mayumi Ueda (guit) Sor Ponce Tarrega Villa-Lobos Paganin
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 at 1pm Wednesday All Saints Church Hove
Andrew Wilson Organ
Thursday, 4th June 2015, 6pm – 9pm Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD
Special guest speaker – Howard Johns [Founder of Southern Solar and OVESCo]. BHESCo is hosting an event to give you more information about our Co-operative, what we have accomplished so far, the renewable energy and energy efficiency projects we are investing in, our innovative business model and most importantly – how you can participate.
Friday, 5th June 2015 7.30pm St Luke's Church, Queens Park Road BN2 0GG -Zachary Deak (piano) - Visions of Inferno - Zachary returns to Music and Wine at St. Luke’s to present a recital exploring religious themes in music, including different portrayals of the diabolical. The programme includes Haydn’s Sonata in C minor, Prokofiev’s Suggestions Diabolique, music by Debussy and Schubert, and ends with Liszt's After a reading of Dante.
Saturday 6 June 2015 10am-1pm Friends of Hollingbury Woods
Maintenance of the North Hedge along the golf clubhouse access road. Weed the Hollingbury Park bays including around the memorial trees.
Easy access trail. Click here to learn about Hollingbury Hillfort. FHBW's Facebook Page.
Sunday 7th June 2015 from 11.00am to 5pm - Brighton Vintage and Antiques Market
First & third Sunday of each month.
See all upcoming events & workshops at The Open Market.
Brighton & Hove Older People's Council Election 2 July 2015
The Older People's Council (OPC) was set up to make sure that older people in the city have a say in the services which affect them and the communities in which they live. See our support for older people's page
The election will be by postal vote on 2 July 2015.
Nine older people will be elected for a four year term of office by residents aged 60+ Make sure you are registered to vote:
If you are aged 60-69, contact Electoral Services
on 01273 291999 before 17 June 2015 Residents aged 70+ are automatically registered
Have you the enthusiasm to get involved and the energy to commit to four years of work?
We need people from all walks of life, experience and backgrounds. See guidance for prospective candidates.
You can stand for election if you are:
For further details and application information packs:
Contact Electoral Services on 01273 291999 from 15 May 2015.
Or come to our open meeting at
Jubilee Library on 19 May 2015 at 10.15 a.m.
If you are immediately affected, do not allow genuine odour nuisance to go unreported. Make sure that the licensing body log each incident:phone the Environment Agency on 0800 807060 but also add your email address to (Environment Officer) Chris Parkin's distribution list by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 in September 2014 to suppress unpleasant smells from Hollingdean Depot. The problem remains in May 2015 and continues to be of concern both to nearby residents and the Downs Infants School.
Towards It's Your Neighbourhood
Prizes for good-looking gardens (14th to 21st June 2015)
Towards the end of 2014, Jan Curry, Round Hill Society committee member and author of several gardening articles in The Round Hill Reporter, approached The Royal Horticultural Society about entering Round Hill for their IT'S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD campaign.
TOWARDS IT'S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Round Hill may not quite be ready for the whole conservation area to be judged by The Royal Horticultural Society, but a good beginning would be to get a whole street or a significant part of a street looking nice. This year, please aim to look really good between the 14th and 21st June 2005 and pretty good the rest of the time! The Round Hill Committee will award a prize for the person under five, ten and fourteen, who can grow the tallest Sunflower. The student house which grows something beautiful in the most original container will also win a prize, as will the household with the brightest or most eye-catching display of all. The most colourful street or area will be entered into the It's Your Neighbourhood scheme in 2016.
Healthwalks programme valid until the end of April 2015
To help get Round Hill's historic street lights listed:
The Level Communities Forum - Next meeting date: Tuesday 28 April 2015.
Future 2015 meeting dates organised so far: Tuesday 26 May.
All meetings take place in the MacLaren Pavilion, The Level, 6 to 7.30pm
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
Triangle Community Local History Group - The Bugle Pub 24 St. Martins Street, Brighton, BN2 3HJ
Ian and Eileen have retired as landlords of The Bugle which has been the home of The Triangle Local History Group since 2006, Obviously we need to find a new home to meet up in once a month - ideas please?.
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.
St Bartholomew's Concerts for autumn 2014
News & Events at The Park Crescent Pub, 39 Park Crescent Terrace, BN2 3HE.
Artists Open Houses 2015
The Artists Open Houses Festival will run for four weekends: from Saturday 2nd - Sunday 24th May.
This will be the Festivals 34th year.
Check out local Artists' websites directly.
The most recent event was held in October 2014.
Church Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2FL
includes Poetry for Pleasure on Mondays
7th May 2015 General Election
Brighton Pavilion parliamentary constituency
42% 22871 votes Caroline Lucas [Green Party] elected as MP
27% 14904 votes Purna Sen [Labour Party] Not elected
23% 12448 votes Clarence Eden Mitchell [Conservative Party] Not elected
5% 2724 votes Nigel David Carter [UKIP] Not elected
3% 1525 votes Chris Bowers [Liberal Democrats] Not elected
0% 116 votes Nick Yeomans [Independent] Not elected
0% 88 votes Howard Pilott [The Socialist Party of Great Britain] Not elected
Brighton Kemptown parliamentary constituency
Simon Kirby [Conservative Party] has been elected as MP for Brighton Kemptown constituency gaining 41% of the votes. Nancy Platts [Labour Party] came second [not elected] with 39% of the votes.
Hove parliamentary constituency
Peter Kyle [Labour Party] has been elected as MP for Hove constituency gaining 42% of the votes. Graham Cox [Conservative Party] came second [not elected] with 40% of the votes.
7 May 2015 Council Elections
Lizzie Deane, Louisa Greenbaum and Pete West have been elected as the new ward councillors for St Peter's & North Laine ward, which includes Round Hill.
A huge "thank you" to outgoing Councillor Ian Davey for his unstinting public service in this role (also acting as Deputy Leader of the Council & Lead Member for Transport) before standing down at this election.
The new political make-up of Brighton and Hove City Council is LABOUR [23 councillors], CONSERVATIVE [20 councillors], and GREEN [11 councillors]. This mix is reflected in Brighton and Hove's parliamentary constituencies with Labour taking Hove, Conservative taking Brighton Kemptown and Green taking Brighton Pavilion.
|Rob Heale||Liberal Democrats||510|
|William Parker||Liberal Democrats||397|
|Michael Wilbur||Liberal Democrats||363|
|Jessica Marchant||TU & Socialist Coalition||353|
May 2014 European Elections
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