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catMissing cat 
went missing from Roundhill Crescent just over 2 weeks ago. Potentially been sighted in Princes Road. He is a 6-year-old grey and brown spotty tabby (Bengal cross) male, is neutered and microchipped, and has no collar. He has a weak heart. Please check your bushes, gardens, garages. Thank you. Paul phone: 07812 197116


Latest Round Hill Reporter
Issue 73 October 2018---------see all issues

Annual Round Hill Community Meeting, Halloween Playsafe, Autumn Clean-up, Planters to be Proud of, Advent Windows 2018, Stories from the Hill, Burglars and theft from cars
Special Waste and Water Reduction supplement 2 inside.

Comment now on Local Planning Concerns:

Neither of the two applications (below) will come before the planning committee before Wed 7th November 2018 (see see Planning Committee meeting dates). Late objections are usually accepted up until Friday noon before the Wednesday meeting.

Note that you now have to log-in with your email address and a password to comment, but this means that your name and address remain anonymous when your comment is displayed to the world!

Are there any limits to cramming a small site?

1. New owner (28 Crescent Road)'s attempt to make additions and alterations to the permission they purchased along with the narrow strip of land  west of Crescent Rd and east of Belton Rd. See:

More cars could jeopardise community events

2. Attempt to reverse CAR-FREE planning condition for Carelet site. If this is successful, it could create a precedent for reversing the similar condition written into the existing permission for 28 Crescent Road.

BH2018/00881 Still under consideration

  1. Application to Remove Car Free Condition
  2. Objections to Carelet's supporting document & parking survey
  3. Further variation of design of Gatehouse & Refuse / Recycling

Click here to comment on BH2018/00881 You can also E-MAIL Planning Committee Members (best done 7-10 days before their meeting & NOT the day before!)

Further 'parking stress' would make it difficult to negotiate clearance of a street for play safe sessions | dog shows, parties | summer picnics | local musicians | market stalls and samba bands | and other community events.

Uses of streets in other neighbourhoods

Comment on Veolia's Boxing Day Proposal

BH2018/02704 | Application for temporary variation of conditions 4, 5 & 6 of BH2016/05369 (see description) to allow the operation of the Waste Transfer Station (WTS) and the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and the importation and export of waste on the 26th December 2018 and each year thereafter. | Veolia Environmental Services Plc Hollingdean Lane Brighton BN1 7BB

The Normal week day operating hours now requested are:

363 days a year for up to 15 hours per day
+ Proposal to operate on Boxing Days too.








Is there an alternative, which would respect the amenity of those living nearby?

There was an attempt at 'reasonable' and 'necessary' conditions when the application for the WTS & MRF first came to planning in 2006.

With 2157 letters of objections from residents and a further 23 letters from organised groups contributing more valid objections to the scheme, the original conditions were "necessary" to get the planning committee's approval, but they were also justified by reasons which still hold.


Round Hill Community Autumn Clean-up








Thank you to all those who volunteered for our 2018 Autumn Clean-up on Sunday 14th October and The Round Hill Society is especially grateful to CityClean for coming round and collecting the blue bags after our 2pm finish. read and see more.


Neighbourhood Get-Together 2018

The Minutes of The Round Hill's Annual Meeting held on Wed 17th October 2018 at Richmond House are posted here.

Playing out Halloween 2018

Mayo Road on Sunday 3 to 5pm Sunday 28th October


















2018 marks our Eighteenth to Twenty-third Street Play events:


Sessions held in 2018 have included 22nd April, 27th May, 24th June, 22nd July, 16th Septemer and coming up 28th October.

Our 23rd children's Street Play - the last of this year - has the popular Halloween theme and will take place from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday 28th October 2018.

As always we need volunteers to make these events happen (marshalling, baking, especially with the theme of horror in mind - though with delicious results. so please let Kate Rice know if you can help - even 30 minutes at one session is valuable.

We and these scary pumpkins would like to thank the whole community, and in particular the residents of Mayo Road for supporting Street Play, and allowing the road closure to keep the children safe. 

playing out









Safe crossing for Upper Lewes Road



 If they can do it in Ditchling Road, why can't they make a safe crossing point in Upper Lewes Road?







Jolly Poacher now run by Max and Rosi











Jolly Poacher Facebook site for for latest information



Round Hill Readers Book Group













Regular listings & Upcoming Events

Walking - Active for Life Programme including Healthwalks

The Living Coast - What's on? Programme

Swimming Click on the picture to find your nearest swimming pool

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




 Social Group Cycle rides  Bike for Life* see also Facebook Page.






CivicBrightonandHove.co.uk for daily updates on other neighbourhoods

1. Odour from WTS? Tel. 0800 80 70 60 The Environment Agency
2. The Open Market and The Level Upcoming Events
3. The Duke of York's Picture House Preston Circus
4. The Living Coast - what's on?
5. Brighton Open Air Theatre - what's on - Dyke Rd Park [map]
6. Free University Brighton - upcoming events
7. Brighton & Hove Arts Diary
8. Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
9. Folk Clubs Calendar | Lewes Saturday Folk Club
10. 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. Active for Life Programme Summer 2017 including Healthwalks
20. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
21. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
22. Sussex Wildlife Trust What's on
23. Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere - Events Calendar
24. Digital map of Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere
25. Prince Regent Online Pool & Class Timetable
Free swimming for children aged 16 and under
26. See also The Argus - events page
27. The People's Republic of Brighton and Hove: Facebook page
28. Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
29. Brighton Food Assembly collect Saturdays 2-4pm Open Market
30. List of twenty-five lunch clubs in Brighton and Hove




 Saturdays weekly
















 If they can do it in Ditchling Road, why can't they make a safe crossing point in Upper Lewes Road?





How many of you have had to grasp a little gap between streams of vehicles when waiting to cross the Upper Lewes Road? As I accompany my daughter on her daily walk to school I wonder: “When will I be able to trust her to cross this treacherous road by herself while there is no safe crossing point?” Read on ....in March 2018 Round Hill Reporter



Friends of Hollingbury WoodsSaturday 6th October 2018, 10am to 1 pm - Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods:

Hollingbury Rise West – prune and weed hedge. Burstead Wood path clearance and maintenance. Clear Butterfly Glade and plant gorse.

Easy access trail. Click hereto learn about Hollingbury Hillfort. FHBW's Facebook Page.




Artists Open Houses, Open Market Art Trail, The Level, & Brighton Open Air Theatre












Click on the picture above for an illustrated list of all the stalls in Brighton's Open Market.

Education (for adults)
Adult EducationFree University Brighton

Migrant English, Welfare Rights, Yoga, Free Software, and degree level coursrs in Social Science and Humanities, Philosophy, Feminism, Gender & Sexuality.

Adult Education The Friends' Centre

Adult Education. Download their PDF brochure on Courses & Workshops for 2018-2019




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.


Music - including classical concerts



Chapel Royal North St BrightonTuesdays 1.10 - 1.55 pm Chapel Royal, North St, Brighton -    Lunch time concerts






Saint NicholasWednesdays12.30-13.15 
at St Nicholas's Church Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3LJ map - Lunchtime concerts






All SaintsThursday weeekly at All Saints Church Hove - Lunchtime Recitals from June to October 2018. These are begin at 1pm and last about 1 hour. 

Mapcorner of The Drive (south end) and Eaton Road, Hove BN3 3PD 






unitarianFridays weekly Unitarian Church New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF lunchtime concerts





st lukes Fridays fortnightly St Luke's Church Queens Park Road.  

evening concerts





BartholomewSt Bartholomew's Concerts 







brighton philharmonic Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome, Church Street Brighton, BN1 1UE - 2018 Concert Season. Brighton Dome Concert Hall.







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.




folkSaturdays weekly 

 Lewes Saturday Folk Club meets every Saturday at 8pm at Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. LOYALTY CARD: 6 visits = £5 credit





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





Walking in the sussex countryside

Active for Life events forthcoming.)


big lemonThe Big Lemon Walks -   Meet Old Steine, Brighton BN1, UK. Take The Big Lemon bus into the countryside, walk for about 3 hours, lunch at a nice old country pub. All buses leave Old Steine (South) Stop S, Brighton. £8 book in advance.



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


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 20-Oct-2018
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