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 already registered their objections to the smaller half-sized pub proposed by the owners.

But well in advance of planning permission being granted by Brighton & Hove City Council, the owner had already begun to clear the ground floor space, and removed the 120 year old bar (read more in this blog post). Locals were shocked and upset, particularly taking into account the 350+ objections that had been registered on the Council website.

More than a hundred local residents joined the demo outside the pub, many with their families, chanting ‘No Half Measures’ and ‘Save our Pub’, joined by many honking car horns (the Facebook Live Stream has been viewed almost 3,000 times!)

Savethedykepub2 from steve geliot on Vimeo.

Ten months since its closure, this is a community that still really cares about the long-term future of the Dyke Pub.

It’s not too late to register your objections on the Council website – read our guide here.