As many of you will know since Christmas last year The Telegraph Pub has been closed. It has now been listed for sale by the freeholder for £5 million and many residents have been in touch concerned that this fantastic local establishment will be torn down and replaced with new housing due to it's prime location.
The Telegraph Pub is an important asset to the community. Set in the middle of Putney Heath, it is the only pub nearby for residents of Wildcroft Manor and Portsmouth Road, who already struggle to get good public transportation links to their area later in the evening. It is a lovely traditional country pub, where many of us have enjoyed Sunday roasts after a walk on the commons and it is a vital meeting point for our community.
I'm therefore asking residents to help me petition Wandsworth Borough Council to get the pub listed as an asset of Community Value in an effort to try to save it from being bought and redeveloped as housing. This will mean that the freeholder will have to offer the pub for sale to the community first, before putting it on the open market and will make it clear that residents want to see it reopened as a pub.
If you would like to sign up to my campaign and get involved to save The Telegraph Pub, all you need to do is sign my petition below to say you’d like to see the pub listed as an Asset of Community Value.