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Picture: thanks to Adrian Powter




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.

Regular listings
1. Visit London Road website | blog
2. The Duke of York's Picture House Preston Circus
3. Emporium, Brighton - upcoming events - 88 London Road
4. Free University Brighton - upcoming events
5. Brighton & Hove Arts Diary
6. Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
Sussex Concerts
8. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
9. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
10. Regency Society 2013-14 lectures and events.
Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
12. Sussex Industrial Archeology Society own meetings and similar
13. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
14. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
15. Healthwalks programme (PDF) valid until Autumn 2014.
16. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
17. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
18. Prince Regent Swimming Complex Pools Programme
Free Swimming for children aged 11 or under
19. See also The Argus - events page



Chapel RoyalTuesday 2nd September 2014 from 1.10 to 1.55 - Live lunchtime concert Chapel Royal, North Street Brighton

Edmund & Margaret Crutchfield (2 clar) Jeremy Cooke (pno) - Mendelssohn Debussy




 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).



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

Jennifer Jones and Mark Richey - Soprano/Piano



All SaintsWednesday 3rd September 2014 1pm-2pm All Saints Church Hove 2014 Lunchtime Recitals - Zaffre Flute and Harp Duo (Flute and Harp)





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) will perform 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.


Odour nuisance from Hollingdean WTS

The Environment Agency has recently responded to residents reporting odour nuisance from The Waste Transfer Station during the period August 2013 to August 2014. Chris Parkin, Environment Officer's verdict:

I have 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. I am planning to arrange a meeting with Brighton City Council in the near future to discuss with them whether this option is feasible/but I must stress it is not within my power to compel them to do this. Veolia would be happy with this option and have the facilities to do so if required.

Click here for The Environment Agency's full response which residents who wish to say goodbye to smells from vast quantities of poorly located food waste may wish to follow up with their MP as well as those hoping to serve on Brighton and Hove City Council in forthcoming elections.

From the MP representing Brighton Pavilion Constituency, we need

From Councillors representing St Peter's & North Laine ward and Brighton and Hove City Council, we need a commitment to:

  • tighter building control for Waste Transfer Stations so that all fugitive particles are contained and
  • separate handling of food waste in suitable locations.

Separation of food waste would also facilitate higher recycling rate

Food waste accounts for 25%-30% of the waste stream (our black bag waste). Together Kitchen and Garden accounts for betwen 30-35%. By separating out this waste, which should not really be with the rest of the black bag waste, the 65%-70% which remains in the black bag will be a lot cleaner. This will make Materials Recovery and Recycling a lot easier.

Recent developments affecting Round Hill

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.

London Road Brighton - regeneration

  1. 40+ New Open Market stalls
  2. Visit London Road arts & culture | shopping | eating & drinking
  3. London Road improvements - August 2014 [PDF] update
  4. Link to London Road Area Local Action Team website
  5. Link to London Road regeneration page on Council's website

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)

Our new market stalls  as of 19th July 2014












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

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

This page was last updated by Ted on 31-Aug-2014
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