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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 and the date of our next RHS Committee Meeting (Tues 8th Sep 2015) at Carol'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

      • Issue 60 June 2015
         2015 summer street party & playsafe, historic Round Hill pictures, dishwasher fire, rubbish at recycling, Round Hill spring clean, tackling substance abuse - a new use for Richmond House, quarterly crime summary, stinking refuse - Veolia, community noticeboards, greening our streets - a Round Hill challenge, the future of the long wall, signs of spring..

Street Play in Round Hill - 13th Sep 2015

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The next Street Play: Sunday 13th September 3pm to 5pm.

street play

Bring scooters, bikes, balls, ropes etc and an adult.


Refreshments will be provided.


Please note that Mayo Road will be closed to through traffic for this event.




















Regular listings

For daily updates on other neighbourhoods' news & campaigns
across the city, please go to CivicBrightonandHove.co.uk

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 - what's on - 88 London Road
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
Sussex Concerts
10. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
11. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
12. Regency Society 2014-15 lectures and events.
Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
14. Sussex Industrial Archeology Society own meetings & similar
15. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
16. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
17. Healthwalks programme (PDF) valid until end of April 2015.
18. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
19a. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
19b. Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere - Events Calendar
19c. Digital map of Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere
20. Prince Regent Swimming Complex Pools Programme
Free Swimming for children aged 11 or under
21. See also The Argus - events page
22. The People's Republic of Brighton and Hove: Facebook page


Recommendation: for something a little different, have a look at
Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere - Events Calendar.


OpenSaturday 5th September 2015 from 11am to midday - Shop & Dance! - Brighton Lindyhoppers (video clip) at The Open Market  between The Level & London Road shopping centre.

First Saturday of every month. See all upcoming events & workshops at The Open Market or browse the 40+ new stalls & studios.



Friends of Hollingbury Woods Sunday 6th September 2015 10am-1pm Friends of Hollingbury Woods
Snowdrop and South Tennis Glade clearance.
Easy access trail. Click here to learn about Hollingbury Hillfort. FHBW's Facebook Page.




Brighton Vintage and Antiques MarketSunday 6th September 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.



Chapel RoyalTuesday 8th September from 1.10 to 1.55 - Live lunchtime concert Chapel Royal, North Street Brighton

Yvonne Patrick (sop) John Bruzon (pno) - Donizetti Bellini Verdi



sustainable buildingTuesday, 8th September 2015 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].



Saint NicholasWednesday 9th September 12:30pm
Lunch time recitals lasting for half an hour
St Nicholas's Church Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3LJ map

Luca Luciano - Clarinet



All SaintsWednesday 9th September 2015 at 1pm All Saints Church Hove
Allison Neale and Rob Barron - Alto Saxophone and Piano






unitarian Friday 11th September 2015 12.30 - 1.15 pm - Unitarian Church New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF - Sue Mileham (soprano) and Nicola Grunberg (piano) - "Folk and Faerie": a recital of works of folklore and tradition, including songs by Armstrong Gibbs, Warlock, Ravel and Copland.



Saint Lukes Queens Park Friday, 11th September 2015 7.30pm St Luke's Church, Queens Park Road BN2 0GG -

Charlotte Rowan (v'lin), Charlotte Stevenson (piano)

Charlotte Rowan is recognized for her compelling, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. She will be performing an exciting variety of works from sparkling showpieces to spell-binding lyricism, including music by Wieniawski, Elgar, Bach, Paganini, Bartok and Tartini's Devil's Trill Sonata.


Sunday 13th September, from 3pm to 5pm.
Round Hill Street Play in Mayo Road:

street play

Bring scooters, bikes, balls, ropes etc and an adult.


Refreshments will be provided.


Please note that Mayo Road will be closed to through traffic for this event.




Tuesday, 15th September 2015 10.15am - 1pm
Jubilee Library, Brighton











All welcome to come and join us. Coffee & tea provided. We want older people to take part in the decisions that affect their daily lives Brighton & Hove Older People’s Council http://www.olderpeoplescouncil.org Tel 01273 296427 or email: olderpeoplescouncil@brighton-hove.gov.uk


silver stringsTuesday, 6th October 2015 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.


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.

Have you tried Brighton Open Air Theatre [BOAT]. Learn how it came into being - the dream of Adrian Bunting (1966-2013) - playwright, theatre maker and construction manager - who died of cancer in the knowledge that 5 of his friends would see the project through.


Hollingdean Depot - where to complain

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 chris.parkin@environment-agency.gov.uk 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.

Action taken so far - diagnosis & solution

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.

See also The Environment Officer's diagnoses of the main problems.

Bus-assisted walks starting from Round Hill

Healthwalks programme valid until the end of April 2015

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:


Open Market & London Road regeneration












The Level restoration project

The Level

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


Renewable Energy for Round Hill

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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 last AGMYour new RHS committee was elected at our AGM on Wed 1st October 2014. 


 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 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 







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




Artists Open Houses 2015
Artists Open HousesThe 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.



Eco Open Houses

The most recent event was held in October 2014.

Adult Education
Adult EducationThe Brighton Free University

Adult Education Courses at The Friends' Centre
See Courses and workshops for Spring and Summer 2015 (PDF brochure).




Cornerstone Community Centre - Adult Education 

Church Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2FL
includes Poetry for Pleasure on Mondays


Collection days for refuse & recycling Round Hill area: Tue (weekly) = refuse; Tue (fortnightly) = recycling

Click here for City Clean's service update.

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.

St Peter’s and North Laine (Three seats)
Lizzie Deane Green 5,096
Louisa Greenbaum Green 4,596
Pete West Green 4,286
Caraline Brown Labour 3,044
Jenny Henderson Labour 2,730
Maureen Winder Labour 2,229
Mike Long Conservative 1,116
Pat Ward Conservative 1,072
Heather Newberry-Martin Conservative 980
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

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