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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.

Quick guide to our website

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

      • Issue 56 June 2014
         publicity for summer playtime / picnic / party, new planters - a gateway to Round Hill, celebrating The new Level, the need for neighbourliness, London Road improvements, report on 1st playsafe event, Crescent Rd / Belton Rd housing proposal, Brighton in bloom.

Changes to The Vogue Gyratory

Vogue Gyratory

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.


You can download a PDF Newsletter describing the improvements funded through the Government's Local Sustainability Transport Fund (LTSF) or get more information on The Council's website.

Regular listings
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



Chapel RoyalTuesday 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



Saint NicholasWednesday 27th August 12.30pm (for half an hour) St Nicholas Lunchtime Recitals at St Nicholas's Church Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3LJ map

Magdalena Reising - Harp



All SaintsWednesday 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).



Friends of Hollingbury Woods 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.




The Park Crescent 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).


Saint Lukes Queens Park 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:

Our new market stalls  as of 19th July 2014:
the grand opening of Brighton's Open Market

Video clip [2 min 19 sec]:
Opening ceremony by the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex

Video clip [3 min 19 sec]:
Preliminary speeches by some of those involved in the project

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

Video clip [1 min 42 sec]:
The Hullaballoo Community Quire











Video clip [3 min 36 sec]:
Brighton Lindyhoppers dancing to jazz swing band Harry's Tricks












Save Our Swan-neck heads

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....

Richmond House appeal dismissed

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

The Level

Click here to learn how this is going. The Level Communities Forum held its first AGM, in April 2014.





Regeneration of this part of Brighton should also be helped when the rebuilt Open Market opens in May 2014. See article from The Argus.


Renewable Energy for Round Hill

energy coop












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

The Round Hill Society's AGM

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 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.

unitarian Friday, 12.30 - 1.15 pm from Sep 2014 Brighton Unitarian Church New Road BN1 1UF




Artists Open Houses 2014
Artists Open Houses 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.

Adult Education
Adult EducationThe Brighton Free University

Adult Education 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.

Elected representatives
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.
54 seats
23 Green
18 Consevative
13 Labour

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

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