Why is it any of our business what happens to The Dyke? Here’s the fourth in our Mythbusters series…

Myth #4: The freeholders can do what they like with the pub.

In 2013 Martin Webb and Warrick Armsby-Ward bought the freehold to The Dyke, a 120 year old public house, for £900,000.

Three years later they they secretly got permission for a change of use, subsequently closing the pub and opening a shop overnight.

Why should a pub that has been an asset of value to the community for over 120 years be taken away without the community having any say in the matter?