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Links to printed & online resources to explore Round Hill's history








Thank you, Round Hill residents, for continuing to list concerns to include in a project / bid for funding to address community safety.

Useful information









Object to planning application BH2018/00433

28A Crescent Road Brighton BN2 3RP

green open space












There is already permission to develop this strip of green, but now a new developer (who has purchased "the site + permission") has made a new planning application (BH2018/00433) to cram more in to increase profit margins at the expense of the amenity and privacy of many existing residents.  See sample objections which illustrate how unreasonable it would be to rob a large number of your neighbours of even further amenity to increase profit margins.

Don't let this happen to your neighbours. You may need their support when proposals are made to overdevelop greenspace near you.

Click HERE to access COMMENTS TAB on Council's website

Before commenting yourself, you may access existing comments from the DOCUMENTS TAB (scroll down)

STOP PRESS: at their meeting on 6th March, the Council's Conservation Advisory Group has recommended REFUSAL. The planning committee will note this advice, but is not obliged to follow it.

This application was introduced by Jeremy Mustoe representing the Brighton Society:The Group recommends REFUSAL. Whilst noting the lack of information in this application the Group considers the proposal an increased overdevelopment which will harm the character of the Round Hill Conservation Area.



Jolly Poacher social shows pub's potential











  The above photo was taken circa 10 years ago when our local pub was called THE ROUNDHILL. Many local residents would be pleased if THE JOLLY POACHER reverted to the old name. Click here to see extract of LEAFLET FROM NEW LANDLORDS















Round Hill Readers Book Group












Playing out in Round Hill 2018

Mayo Road on Sunday 3 to 5pm













Our popular children's Street Play events will return on:
22nd April 2018
27th May 2018
24th June 2018,
22nd July 2018,
16th September 2018 and
28th October 2018 (Halloween theme).

At our AGM we agreed to open the event up to people who might like to run table-top sales such as plants, books, good toys and games your children may have outgrown. This needs to be organised by others but if you can plan to get involved please let Kate Rice know (contact details on back of Round Hill Reporter) so that you can be included in publicity for event.

As always we need volunteers to make these events happen (marshalling, baking, etc) so please let me know if you can help - even 30 minutes at one session is valuable.

We’d like to thank the whole community, and in particular the residents of Mayo Road for supporting Street Play, and allowing the road closure to keep the children safe. Kate Rice

Regular listings & Upcoming Events


Active for Life Programme including Healthwalks


Click on the picture below to find your nearest swimming pool

swimming Online Pool & Class Timetable
for today at the
Prince Regent Pool Brighton.



 Social Group Cycle rides  

bikesBike for Life* see also Facebook Page.





Neighbourhoods across Brighton and Hove 

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
10. Folk Clubs Calendar | Lewes Saturday Folk Club
11. Sussex Concerts
12. Sunday Chamber Concerts 5pm-6pm by Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
13. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
14. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
15. Regency Society 2016 lectures and events
16. Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
17. Sussex Industrial Archeology Society own meetings & similar
18. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
19. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
20. Active for Life Programme Summer 2017 including Healthwalks
21. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
22. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
23. Sussex Wildlife Trust What's on
24. Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere - Events Calendar
25. Digital map of Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere
26. Prince Regent Online Pool & Class Timetable
Free swimming for children aged 16 and under
27. See also The Argus - events page
28. The People's Republic of Brighton and Hove: Facebook page
29. Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
30. Brighton Food Assembly collect Saturdays 2-4pm Open Market
31. List of twenty-five lunch clubs in Brighton and Hove




 Saturdays weekly













Friends of Hollingbury Woods Sunday 7th April 2018, 10am-1pm - Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods -   

Clear Forget-Me-Not Glade and National Park Coppice.

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





Sunday 14th April 10am - Mayor’s Walk Tidy Up - On 14th April we’ll again be clearing litter from the route ahead of the Mayor’s Walk. Meet at Bexhill Road Car Park, 10:00 till 12:00. We are grateful, once again, to City Parks Tidy Up Team for their support of this event. Watch out for sign up details, to follow.


Saturday 28th April - Mayor’s Walk 2018. Following on the success of the Mayor’s Walk 2017 - which trod in the idea of the Brighton & Hove Way - we are pleased to announce this sponsored walk will be happening again this year on Saturday 28 April. Mayoral charity RiseUK are once more leading the event organisation, with support from City Parks and the Brighton & Hove Way Association. You'll be able to raise money for the mayor's charities, or an organisation of your choice, including the B&HWA. Watch out for details of how to sign up.

the Brighton & Hove Way Facebook Site.



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.


Music - including classical concerts



Chapel Royal North St BrightonTuesdays 1.10 - 1.55 pm Chapel Royal, North St, Brighton -    Lunch time concerts






Saint NicholasWednesdays12.30-13.15 
at St Nicholas's Church Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3LJ map - Lunchtime concerts





unitarianFridays weekly Unitarian Church New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF lunchtime concerts





st lukes Fridays fortnightly St Luke's Church Queens Park Road.  

evening concerts





All SaintsAll Saints Church Hove - Lunchtime Recitals from June to October 2018. These are on Thursdays at 1pm lasting about 1 hour. 

Map: corner of The Drive (south end) and Eaton Road, Hove BN3 3PD 






BartholomewSt Bartholomew's Concerts 







brighton philharmonic Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome, Church Street Brighton, BN1 1UE - 2018 Concert Season. Brighton Dome Concert Hall.







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.




folkSaturdays weekly 

 Lewes Saturday Folk Club meets every Saturday at 8pm at Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. LOYALTY CARD: 6 visits = £5 credit





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





Walking in the sussex countryside

Active for Life Programme May to Sep 2017
including Healthwalks
 (PDF 3MB)


big lemonThe Big Lemon Walks -   Meet Old Steine, Brighton BN1, UK. Take The Big Lemon bus into the countryside, walk for about 3 hours, lunch at a nice old country pub. All buses leave Old Steine (South) Stop S, Brighton. £8 book in advance.



Click on picture below for circular bus ride / walk from Round Hill:


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 24-Mar-2018
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