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This section includes items on sustainability, wildlife and notes on visual aspects of the Round Hill landscape. Some articles have been taken from past issues of 'The Round Hill Reporter' which can be downloaded (in PDF format) from here. Several of these are written by Jan Curry, who has recently rejoined our committee.

Wildlife gardening
A wild past - and future? by David Hodd (Round Hill Crescent)
from The Round Hill Reporter" October 2001

Wild about the place by Jan Curry (Richmond Road)
from The Round Hill Reporter August 2002

Earth as hard as iron, water like a stone by Jan Curry
from The Round Hill Reporter December 2002

Wildlife on Round Hill by Rob Stephenson (Upper Lewes Road)
from The Round Hill Reporter September 2003

Notes from a wildlife garden by Jan Curry
from The Round Hill Reporter December 2003

Plants for your wildlife garden by Jan Curry
from The Round Hill Reporter March 2004

The swifts are back - so it must be summer! by Jan Curry
from The Round Hill Reporter June 2004

Taking part in The Chelsea Flower Show
by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter September 2004

We can all be conservationists this winter - it costs peanuts! by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter December 2004

Gardens and wildlife under threat by Rob Stephenson
from The Round Hill Reporter December 2004

Spring has nearly sprung by Jan Curry
from The Round Hill Reporter March 2005

Flocking to the neighbourhood bird species spotted in Round Hill by Mike Unwin from The Round Hill Reporter June 2005

Trouble with my waterworks wildlife pond maintenance
by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter June 2005

A blooming success - participating in The RHS's first open gardens event by Terry Tidman from The Round Hill Reporter September 2005

Never kill a spider - Let me introduce you to another web site by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter September 2005

Have a merry robin - by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter December 2005

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed - living with grey squirrels by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter March 2006

Song thrushes and slow worms - protected species - by Vivien Eliades April 2006.

Flutterby, Butterfly - the importance of butterflies & moths - by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter June 2006

Round Hill Open Gardens 2006 our second Open Garden event
from The Round Hill Reporter September 2006

Opening your garden - should you do it? by Steve Bustin
from The Round Hill Reporter September 2006

Let's go to bed - how different creatures hibernate in Round Hill - by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter December 2006

'Fox Alert' and 'The return of the fox - 2006 and 2007 sitings in Richmond Road [Vivien] and Princes Road [Ted].

Aahhggs and Ooohhs in the wildlife garden - including frogs and toads - by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter March 2007

A sundial for your garden by Jackie Jones
from The Round Hill Reporter June 2007

The Humble Bee by Jan Curry
from The Round Hill Reporter June 2007

A struggle to survive - with focus on blackbirds - by Jan Curry
from The Round Hill Reporter December 2007

Gulp! Sparrows to sparrow hawks by Jan Curry
from The Round Hill Reporter March 2008

It's the perfume that does it - attracting garden moths
by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter June 2008

Night crawlers should be our favourite garden friends
(night crawler = the name for a worm in earlier times)
by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter September 2008

RSPB Guide to Birdwatching by Mike Unwin (Round Hill resident)
reviewed by Rob in The Round Hill Reporter December 2008

Trees, please
by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter March 2009

From thorn bushes (scrub-bashing) to pullovers (shepherding)
by Vivien Eliades from The Round Hill Reporter March 2009

Gardeners raise hundreds for charities - a 'thank you' from Steve Bustin & John Williams The Round Hill Reporter September 2009

Woolly work in the Sussex hills - or what to do with all that wool? - by Vivien Eliades from The Round Hill Reporter December 2009

Green spaces face extinction - is it time to say goodbye to the city's gardens? - by Rob from The Round Hill Reporter March 2010

Green Hill - how long will wildlife habitat be valued in Round Hill? - by Rob from The Round Hill Reporter June 2010

Creating a wildlife garden from a derelict wilderness
by Jan Curry from The Round Hill Reporter March 2011

Nature Notes by Rob Stephenson
from The Round Hill Reporter March 2012

Gardening Club - would you be interested? Contact our chair (Annie Rimington) from The Round Hill Reporter December 2012

Red in tooth and claw - a tale of the unexpected by Sandy Thomas from The Round Hill Reporter October 2013

Mayo Court gardening project - by Deborah French and Helen Ashdown from The Round Hill Reporter October 2013

Pollution from Hollingdean Depot Life Near The Dump and how to complain
about odour, noise, dust &/or light pollution.

Round Hill Community Clean-up Big Cleanup
Action on messy streets & other nuisances:
List of Council Services relating to anti-social behaviour

The Three R s for the Victim of Graffiti by Vivien Eliades

Dog fouling & what to do about it
Dogs Failure to pick up after a dog has fouled a public open space (such as a pavement/road/park/field/the beach) could cost the owner a fine of up to £1000. Go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/animalwelfare for info RE "fouling of streets" and "dogs off leads".
Regular problems with dog fouling should be reported at this link.

Eco Open Houses
Eco Open Houses In 2013, Eco Open Houses: Brighton & Hove will be held over two weekends: 15–16 and 22–23 June. To catch up on past eco-houses events: view the Programme for 2011 and read the Final report of the Eco Open Houses 2010.


Trees and wildlife 2013 Friends of Hollingbury Woods and their Bee banks project woods


2011 Council Ecologist's Wildlife Review of 2011 -
Become a Nature Warden - photograph and log the wildlife you see in Brighton and Hove on the Council Ecologist's website at www.citywildlife.org.uk.

2005 tree planting, felling & Network Rail

The Level
The Level
Click here for full information about The Level Restoration on
Brighton and Hove City Council's website.

Climate Change & Sustainability
2013 initiatives: Brighton & Hove's Sustainability Partnership

2010 Sustainability Conference The evolving seas

2008 conference: Brighton & Hove - the first urban biosphere city

2008 workshops One planet city - themes discussed

2005 Installing solar panels a Round Hill resident's experience
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