The 'Fight for Flora' campaign has maintained its momentum and you have contributed nearly 3,200 signatures to our petition which is a truly magnificent achievement. We have now arranged to formally present both the petition and the comments book from Flora Sandes customers to JD Wetherspoon on Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 5.00pm in The Flora Sandes pub. We will be accompanied by our GLA Assembly member and the Mayor of London's Communities at Risk Officer. If you can join us too that would be much appreciated. Very many thanks for your encouragement and solidarity.
To: JD Wetherspoon plc
SAVE WETHERSPOON’S AT THORNTON HEATH
We, the undersigned, call on JD Wetherspoon plc to keep the Flora Sandes public house in Thornton Heath open.
Why is this important?
Thanks to JD Wetherspoon we have, at the heart of busy and vibrant Thornton Heath, a meeting place which is regularly full of people from all walks of life, all cultures, all ethnic groups and all ages who can enjoy excellent food and drink at affordable prices. It is called The Flora Sandes. As regular customers, we feel aggrieved at the thought of losing our pub if Wetherspoon’s terminate the lease which has 20 years left to run. If our pub closes there will be nowhere else in Thornton Heath where pensioners, young families, single women, disabled people, shoppers, office workers, football supporters and passengers from the railway station can sit, talk, eat, drink and feel at home.
Croydon’s vision of having a welcoming, friendly, harmonious and highly diverse community where people get on together is brought to life in The Flora Sandes. The pub is central to a £2.7 million regeneration project in Thornton Heath designed to improve the look of our community and to attract new business, new residents and new enterprise. Rather than leave, we see Wetherspoon’s as vitally important to the future of Thornton Heath and its regeneration. That is why we are asking Wetherspoon’s to keep The Flora Sandes open and why we are asking you to support our petition to save a key community resource.
Sally, Don and Jack