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  • Contacting  Sussex Police or https://www.police.uk.
    To report an emergency call: 999 (e.g. crime in progress)
    To report a non-emergency call: 101 (e.g. after the crime)
    A recent spate of anti-social behaviour has been reported in Round Hill (Roundhill Crescent and D'Aubigny Rd.in particular) including: deliberate smashing of bottles on the pavement in two locations ( the bottles were seen to have been taken from a basement flat); eggs and fruit thrown on the paint work and windows of a house, resulting in one broken window; and interference with bikes in the bike racks in D'Aubigny Road. Some of these incidents are known to have been connected to the activity of small groups of young teenage boys on bikes. Incidents occurred both during the daytime and late in the evening. 
  • Contacting your local Council about a range of concerns.
  • recycling = Tuesday fortnightly (as from Tue 10th January 2017)
    Click here for City Clean's service update e.g. the Tuesday date your next recycling collection!
  • Click here for reports on recent Round Hill events


The Mayor's Walk: Sun 30th April 2017

The current mayor is Pete West, our local ward councillor.
A great chance to get fit for a good cause.

Click here or on the picture below for tickets (£5.90 each)

mayor walk















Join the Mayor of Brighton & Hove on 27 km walk around the city boundary and help pioneer a new designated pathway.

Support one or all of the Mayor's 27 chosen charities.

Donate or raise sponsorship while enjoying and exploring the beautiful city we live in.

You don’t have to walk the whole 27 k (18 miles) – you could walk one or more sections. Click on any of the following STAGEs for route details:

  • STAGE 1: Saltdean Oval to Bexhill Road
  • STAGE 2: Bexhill Road to Falmer (disabled access)
  • STAGE 3: Falmer to Stanmer Park (lunch at Stanmer)
  • STAGE 4: Stanmer Park to Upper Lodges
  • STAGE 5: Upper Lodges to Waterhall
  • STAGE 6: Waterhall to Portslade Emmaus

Useful bus routes to/from above places from/to Central Brighton.

See also Sunday 23rd April The Mayor's Charity Bike Ride - a 50 mile cycle ride around the Biosphere boundary in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Visit the Mayor's Facebook Page

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.





unitarian Friday 24th February 2017 12.30 - 1.15 pm - Unitarian Church New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF - Pianist Michael Leach will be exploring German and Czech classical and romantic piano repertoire: Haydn, Brahms and Janacek.




st lukes Friday 24th February 2017 7.30 pm - St Luke's Church, Queens Park Road BN2 0GG -   Charity Gala Concert.




Chapel RoyalTuesday 28th February 2017 from 1.10 to 1.55 - Live lunchtime concert Chapel Royal, North Street Brighton.  Piano Duo Juliet Edwards and Yoko Ono





Friends of Hollingbury Woods Sunday 5th March 2017, 10am-1pm - Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods -   

Burstead Woods path maintenance; Pioneer House perimeter work; Gorse patch; Butterfly Glade clearance.

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




brighton philharmonic Sunday 5th March 2017 2.45 to 4.45pm - Brighton Dome, Church Street Brighton, BN1 1UE - BRIGHTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 2016/17 CONCERT SEASON BRIGHTON DOME CONCERT HALL SUNDAY 5 MARCH 2017 – 2.45PM CRISTIAN MANDEAL Conductor CHLOË HANSLIP Violin ENESCU Romanian Rhapsody No.1 Op.11 KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D Major Op.35 ELGAR Symphony No.1 in Ab Major Op.55



silver stringsTuesday, 7th March 2017 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



sxxxSat 11th- Sun 12th March (11:00-18:00) VEGFEST UK at Brighton Centre. VegfestUK Brighton is one of Europe's biggest vegan festivals, with stalls, cookery demos, talks, cinema, comedy, performance and lots of food, all 100% vegan. £7 per day, £10 weekend ticket - discounts available. Stalls available.



sxxxSunday 12th March (15:00-17:00) - Pollinator talk, Ditchling Village Barn and Green (HKDT). Laurie Jackson will talk about wild pollinators to help participants learn about the wild insects that visit their flowers, what they need and how to give them a helping hand on your land.

For more info contact info@hkdtransition.org.uk Access to Ditchling Barn is gained by foot from the Church or by foot or car from Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, BN6 8SP



sustainable buildingTuesday, 14th March 2017 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].



sxxxSaturday 25th March (10:30-17:00) - Green Architecture Day, Sallis Benney Theatre, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY Brighton, £10-85 (BPT). This event will benefit anyone interested in sustainability and buildings, e.g. students, home renovators, self builders, landlords, tenants, developers, builders, architects, engineers, planners and academics.



sxxxSunday 23rd April (09:00+), MAYOR"S CHARITY BIKE RIDE - Join Brighton & Hove Mayor Councillor Pete West on an epic 50 mile cycle ride around the Biosphere boundary in the Sussex countryside; start & finish at Hove Lawns. £5-20 Register. £20, £25 on the day.

Free refreshments at waterstops.


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 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.



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 2017 
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.





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 22-Feb-2017
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