Meredith Road resident Kerry Meyer-Andrews launched a Facebook Page on February 17th to save the Dolphin Pub in Dominion Road, Worthing for the local community.
Kerry has worked with fellow Worthing resident Paul Green and Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) member Bruce Webster tirelessly to keep the Dolphin as a pub. Tesco Supermarkets has recently confirmed its interest in converting the building into a Tesco Express.
After the Dolphin closed Kerry approached former owners Punch Taverns with regards to re-opening as a family and community aimed pub.
Kerry said: “Having lived within this area my entire life and having worked in the Dolphin in the past, I was utterly appalled by its closure and the prospect that it possibly may never open its door again as a public house is an absolutely devastating concept.
“This being said I am determined to do everything within my power to get this pub re-opened for the benefit of its local community aiming at including both the community and the families surrounding it.”
Bruce Webster, Paul Green and Kerry have collected the 21 signatures needed to register the Dolphin as a community asset with Worthing Borough Council and await the council’s decision.
Kerry’s Facebook Page is named ‘Protect our pub’ and has attracted 284 ‘likes’ to date.