30th July 2013
VICTORY FOR THE SAVE THE WHEATSHEAF CAMPAIGN
An Enterprise spokesperson said:
“We can confirm that we have no plans to sell The Wheatsheaf public house in Tooting. Our Publican has recently been in administration and the pub lease is due to expire at the end of this year. We are in continuing discussions with the parties involved with a view to reach a mutually acceptable outcome.”
“Eureka! This is fantastic news. I am relieved and pleased that Enterprise Inns, the freehold owners of the much-loved Tooting local, The Wheatsheaf have now provided this written assurance that they have no plans to sell the pub.
“Although I was able to secure the good news directly from Tesco that they weren’t after The Wheatsheaf, and have been actively chasing other supermarket giants for similar guarantees, this is the news we really wanted.
“It is so important that successful businesses are supported – especially when they are as popular as The Wheatsheaf. It has been great to see how the local community have mobilised and organised to save this community asset.
“I wholeheartedly welcome today’s confirmation from the freehold owners that they have NO plans to sell The Wheatsheaf, and that they are in continuing discussions with the parties to reach a good outcome. Our community campaign will send a loud message to anyone thinking of turning The Wheatsheaf into a shop or supermarket- hands off!”