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Online calls to save Dusty from the bin

AN ONLINE campaign has started to save one of Whitehaven’s best known pubs from demolition to make way for a car park for disabled drivers.

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Last orders? A campaign has been launched to save the Dusty Miller pub from demolition

Negotiations are taking place between the developers of the town’s £18million Albion Square office development and the owners of the Dusty Miller.

NDA Properties Ltd, part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, is in the process of buying the Swingpump Lane building as part of its plans for Albion Square.

A campaign page has now been set up on Facebook in a bid to halt the sale and keep the pub as it is, with members blasting the idea as “crazy” and “outrageous”.

Called Save the Dusty, the page has been inundated with posts from supporters of the pub.

Dorothy Shepherd said: “It’s a lovely building. Too old and graceful to be rubbished for a car park. Please someone Save the Dusty!”

Christine Clark said: “This property has many architectural features and should be preserved. To demolish it to make disabled parking spaces is a hideous excuse!”

And Anne Hardy Gilmour said: “A total shame to hear about the Dusty ... another part of Whitehaven history going, why can’t it be saved?

“It could be a gold mine when the offices behind it are built, please please don’t knock down this lovely building.”

Have your say

The Dusty Miller will close and be knocked down even if 100% of Whitehaven petition the council, the council do as they are told by their pay masters

Posted by Brian on 15 February 2013 at 21:36

The planning application to knock the Dusty Millar down has been put in to the Council. If you really want to save it then make an objection to them.

Posted by Syd on 7 February 2013 at 19:38

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