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.
Open space to rear of 67-81 Princes Road
Click here to see if site's suitability for housing has been considered
Carelet's application for six taller houses would increase overlooking and further affect views from the north into Round Hill
Application BH2013/03782 goes to the planning committee next Wednesday 12th March 2014. The Council officers are "minded to grant". See their reasons for this recommendation on pages 39-55 of the Plans List for the meeting &/or view the agenda for the meeting commencing 2pm in Council Chambers, Hove Town Hall.
Open space between Crescent & Belton Rds
Application BH2014/00124 is now under consideration but will not go to planning committee until 2nd April 2014 at the earliest. This moves the deadline for late comments to at least until Friday noon 28th March 2014.
Please help to prevent the loss of an open space much valued by residents living on the west side of Crescent Road and the east side of Belton Road.
5 new flats and the developer's intention to put in for more (if change of use of the whole open space to residential is granted) could also mean the return of parking dificulties in the area, especially after 8pm.
Granting "change of use to residential" on a valued open space would create a precedent making any of Round Hill's 'green ribbons' a better proposition for backland development. The loss of plots which add quality to open gardens events will follow if we fail to respond to these bids to use our neighbourhood's greenspaces for overdevelopment.
Please comment online a.s.a.p.
[The above link will take you to the Council's online comment form]
Campaign documents (each 1-page PDF)
3. Sample letter of comment - use to write your own; submit if little time
Thank you if you have already submitted an objection. If you are yet to comment, please consider:
A: Commenting online (click HERE) deadline is noon 28th March.
B: Printing off the PDF documents yourself and sending your letter of comment as soon as possible to the Case Officer:
Andrew Huntley (Development Control)
RE: Application BH2014/00124
Brighton and Hove City Council
Hove Town Hall, Norton Road
Hove BN3 3BQ
Open spaces, which were once the drying fields for Round Hill's laundries and wash-houses, are now the 'green lungs' which allow a tightly knit community to function happily without claustrophobia.
Cover these strips between our terraces too densely with brick and mortar. Then the pleasant outlook, which contributes so much to the amenity of living in Round Hill, will never return. Our conservation area's tokens of history & heritage will be lost. Each precedent makes this more likely to happen between other terraces in Round Hill.
Further information on saving open spaces
Quick guide to our website
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
Regular listings 1. The Duke of York's Picture House
2. Free University Brighton - upcoming events
3. Brighton & Hove Arts Diary
4. Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
5. Sussex Concerts
6. Brighton Singers Folk Club meets three times a week on Tue at The Round-Georges Pub, Wed at The Pond and Sun at The Mitre Tavern, Baker St
7. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
8. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
9. Regency Society - 2013 lectures and events.
10. Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
11. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
12. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
13. Healthwalks programme (PDF) valid until April 2013.
14. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
15. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
16. Prince Regent Swimming Complex Pools Programme
Free Swimming for children aged 11 or under
17. www.visitbrighton.com for this month's events in the city centre. See also The Argus - events page
Tuesday 11th March 2014 1.10 to 1.55pm Live lunchtime concert at Chapel Royal, North Street Brighton:
Roedean School String orchestra, chamber choir and solo performers
Wednesday 12th March 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).
Friday, 14th March 2014 12.30 - 1.15 pm Brighton Unitarian Church New Road BN1 1UF - 'A Scattering of Jazz Jewels'. Lou Beckerman - jazz vocalist, and Wayne McConnell - jazz pianist and composer, together bring you their own take on songs by the great composers from Gershwin to Monk and beyond... including songs from Lou’s new album ‘Into the Blue.
Sunday 16th March 2014 11am-3pm & other dates
Racehill Community Orchard is a new orchard nestled into the top of Racehill in East Brighton which is open for everyone to enjoy.
The orchard is run by a community group of volunteers and this spring we need to plant over 60 fruit trees and 1000 native hedgerow species. We need lots of volunteer help! Anyone can turn up and help out with tree-planting on the day. You just need to ring Neil to let him know you are coming on 07974 844907. watch video clip of project
Dates and Times
Friday, 23rd March 2014 7.30pm St Luke's Church, Queens Park Road BN2 0GG - Romanticism: From Vienna to Paris to Beverley Hills. Zachary Deaks (piano) C minor Schubert Sonata D.958 , Chopin's two Nocturnes op. 48, Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a theme of Corelli.
Tuesday 1st April 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).
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 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 Nicholas Lunchtime Recitals for half an hour - Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3LJ map
Artists Open Houses
AOH reached its 32nd year in May 2013 - review the May 2013 Artists' Open Houses brochure.
Check out local Artists' websites directly.
The Brighton Free University
Courses at The Friends' Centre
See Short Courses & Workshops - Spring 2013 (PDF brochure).
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Local food production & gardening
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership has produced a questionnaire on Food related issues which local residents can complete and has also elicited answers to the questions from Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates who stood in the May 2011 Council Elections.
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership -Training courses for growers, tips (PDF downloads) for gardeners, volunteering roles in community projects RE local food production, eating healthily & sustainable growing.
Harvest Brighton and Hove:
1) Local Food Events
2) Community Food Events
3) Events & Training
Brighton Permaculture Trust - Brighton Permaculture Trust have published their schedule of events and courses for the year and are taking bookings. Details at www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk.
Seedy Sunday 3rd February 2013, 10am - 4.00pm: NEW VENUE: Brighton Corn Exchange, Church Street, BN1 1UE - the UK's biggest community seed swop. Click here for the Event's history
3) Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group's Events.
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.
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.
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