‘Save our family pub’ demo

‘Save our family pub’ demo

On Wednesday 12 July, the Save The Dyke group organised a short-notice demonstration outside the Dyke Pub, to protest about the owner’s redevelopment plans. Local residents are keen to see the Dyke reinstated as a full-sized pub/restaurant and garden –...
Removal of the Dyke’s original bar

Removal of the Dyke’s original bar

Last Wednesday morning (12 July) two clearance trucks were seen outside the Dyke Pub, one of them loaded with dark wood. Inside, the left hand side of the pub was being cleared – with an empty space where the original bar once stood. Witnesses were concerned...
Objecting on heritage grounds

Objecting on heritage grounds

Why I will be objecting to the plans on heritage grounds Susie Kyriacou, Architect and Local Resident When we talk about saving the Dyke Pub, I believe it’s important not just to think of saving a valued community hub, but also saving a significant piece of...
Objecting to the half-sized Dyke Pub

Objecting to the half-sized Dyke Pub

Ten months since closing the pub, the Dyke’s owners have applied for planning permission to convert the building into a combination of retail, flats and a bar or small pub. On the face of it, this might seem like success for the Save The Dyke Pub campaign. So why...