IT IS great to know that members of the community are redoubling their efforts to get The Dyke in Hove reopened as a pub.

The Dyke has been shut ever since it closed overnight in 2016, much to the anger and disappointment of its regulars.

It has since been bought for more than £1 million and despite initial scepticism from the community, the new owners have reportedly said they are not averse to leasing the ground floor out so it can be run as a pub once more.

That is great news and hopefully a landlord can be found to come in and run The Dyke as a pub once more.

It would seemingly be a no-brainer, especially as members of the community have said they will fully support the pub if it reopens for business.

However, it must be noted that running a pub these days is precarious, with many closing not just in our city but across the country in recent years.

Nevertheless, a thriving pub will always be supported and word of mouth invariably ensures its enduring popularity.

No doubt, in the right hands, The Dyke can also thrive once again, especially with a good selection of beers, wine and spirits and, equally importantly, a great selection of food at lunchtimes and early evenings.

The Argus is a big supporter of pubs in Sussex and indeed our regular PubSpy column invariably provokes plenty of responses and comment.

We certainly wish the campaigners well in their continuing efforts to see The Dyke back in action once again as a hub of the community. If so, you can guarantee PubSpy will be paying a visit.