Publicans… our community needs YOU!

Following the recent sale of The Dyke Pub, the opportunity to lease the ground floor is now available! An active and enthusiastic community has been campaigning to bring back a pub (and/or restaurant) and has a huge swell of support. In addition to an initial petition...

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Our Quiz Night is returning on Saturday 14 April!

On Saturday 14th April, our Quiz Night is returning to Exeter Street Hall! Tickets are on sale now at £5 each via the Billetto website. You will be able to pay on the door too, but as our two previous quizzes have been so popular we do recommend you purchase in...

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Latest Dyke Pub news

Apologies for the lack of campaign updates this year so far! There’s been plenty going on, and here's the latest news... Background In October 2017, following withdrawal of a planning application for redevelopment, the Dyke was put on the market with Fleurets with an...

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Dyke Pub Preservation Society: an update

Following the decision to make a community bid to buy the Dyke Pub, the Dyke Pub Preservation Society is now mobilising! A new Facebook group has been set up to support the process. The Dyke Pub Preservation Society (Volunteer group): is for people who actively want...

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Making a community bid for the Dyke Pub

On Tuesday 7 November the local community gathered at The Church of The Good Shepherd to discuss making a bid to buy The Dyke Pub.The pub was put up for sale on 6th October 2017 - as it's an Asset of Community Value, the community has the opportunity to make a bid to...

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Dyke Pub granted listed building status

Today we heard some excellent news from Historic England, who have included the Dyke Pub as a Grade II category entry on the National Heritage List for England. The nomination to list the building was made by local researchers and architects, who were concerned that...

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Community Meeting – Tuesday 7th November

On Tuesday 7th November 2017 the Dyke Pub Preservation Society will be holding a community meeting at the Church of The Good Shepherd (Church Hall) on Dyke Road, from 8.30pm – 10.00pm. Please join us for a drink and to discuss a community bid and other options for The...

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The Dyke is for sale – what next?

We recently announced that the planning application to redevelop the Dyke Pub was withdrawn. Following this, on 7th October, the owners notified the council of their intention to sell the pub. This is in line with regulations set out in the Localism Act 2011 with...

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Save The Dyke Quiz Night – a second helping

We Came. We Saw. We Quizzed. On Saturday, we held our second fundraising quiz night at Exeter Street Hall to entertain the local community. Yet again, it was a sellout night with around 100 of us having the grey matter challenged by the brilliant Di Coke – the STDP...

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Dyke Pub planning application withdrawn!

This week the owners of The Dyke Pub withdrew their planning application to redevelop the building into a small pub, retail and maisonettes. Many local residents will feel relieved that the plans have been shelved. The owners are open to approaches from anyone...

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See the light: an architect’s view

Many people living in the vicinity of The Dyke Tavern (now closed) may be asking why the Save the Dyke Group are objecting to a smaller pub reopening in part of the original building. One of the main reasons is the overriding memory of what the community had, not just...

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Book now for Quiz Night on Saturday 7 October!

On Saturday 7th October, our Quiz Night is returning to Exeter Street Hall! Tickets are on sale now at £5 each via the Billetto website. You’ll be able to pay on the door, but as we had to turn people away last time we do recommend you purchase in advance to secure...

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Reasons to object to amended plans

A revised set of plans from The Dyke's owners - this time including a heritage statement - have been submitted to BHCC for a second consultation, and you have another opportunity to have your say on the Council’s Planning website before this Friday, 29th September...

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Is the Dyke Pub reopening?

It’s been more than a year since the Dyke Pub closed its doors suddenly. Last month, adverts and flyers offering a 50% discount at the 'New' Dyke Pub appeared around Brighton and Hove – distributed by owners who don't yet have planning permission for a pub. So - is...

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‘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 - hundreds have...

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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 that...

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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 local...

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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...

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Planning application for The Dyke Pub

On 20th June 2017 the Save The Dyke Group hosted a Community Meeting to discuss the planning application submitted by Martin Webb and Warrick Armsby-Ward to Brighton & Hove City Council. The plan is to redevelop the Dyke building into a combination of a shop, a small...

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‘Save The Dyke’ Quiz Night a great success!

Last night, Save the Dyke and the Dyke Pub Preservation Society held a quiz night at Exeter Street Hall to entertain the local community - and to raise funds for the ongoing work to buy the entire Dyke property and garden and run it as a busy, buzzing, versatile...

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The DPPS in the Argus

The Dyke Pub Preservation Society featured in the Brighton Argus last week, and have been moving forwards with plans to buy the freehold of The Dyke Pub. An independent valuation of the building and grounds was organised by the group recently. Local Councillor and...

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Six months since the Dyke closed…

Can you believe it’s already been six months since The Dyke Pub closed its doors and reopened as The Emporium furniture shop? So what’s happened since 3rd September 2016? Within days of the pub closing, the local community rallied in support, taking part in a...

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News from our Good Shepherd meeting

Thanks to all who attended our meeting on Saturday 4th February at The Church of The Good Shepherd - it was great to see so many new faces there! Five months since its closure, The Dyke Pub remains a furniture shop. We've heard from the owners that they...

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The Dyke is awarded ACV status!

Today we finally had the news we've been waiting for since October. On 6th December the Save The Dyke Group received official notification from Brighton and Hove City Council that The Dyke has been designated an Asset of Community Value (to read the full decision...

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Posters now available!

Save the Dyke Pub posters are going up in the windows of homes and businesses in the Dyke Road area. Show your support for our campaign and show the owners that we want to have our local pub back - as a pub! You can print off your own A4 poster from our PDF file here...

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A meeting with Caroline Lucas

This evening we met with Caroline Lucas, who is 100% behind our campaign. Caroline was keen to hear why the Dyke was closed, and particularly interested in the loophole in the law which allows pub owners to inform council planners of the change of use, but no one...

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Presenting the ‘Save The Dyke’ petition to Council

At 3pm 'Save the Dyke Pub' group members met outside Hove Town Hall - several hours later Jo Redfern was invited to present our petition to Council. Jo spoke for 3 minutes about our campaign, and councillors were invited to debate the petition. Julie Cattrell, Leo...

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Second meeting at Exeter Street Hall

Our second meeting at Exeter Street Hall was to keep everyone updated on the campaign and discuss next steps. The ACV had been submitted, and next on the agenda would be presenting the petition to Council. Local Councillors Ken Norman, Julie Cattrell and Leo Littman...

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The ACV is submitted to the Council

Today we submitted our Asset of Community Value nomination to Brighton & Hove Council. It's a huge document full of historical photos and stories, plus contributions from many of the pub's regulars from over the years and a petition with over 1300 signatures. The...

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Our first meeting at Exeter Street Hall

On 16th September over fifty local residents gathered at Exeter Street Hall to discuss how we could work together to protect The Dyke from redevelopment, get it assigned ACV status and ideally get our local public house back. At the meeting, we explained our plans to...

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