I am very pleased to say that I have now heard that the new owners of the Woodman Pub in Wimbledon Park, Goldcrest, plan to retain the pub.
From what I understand, Goldcrest will be consulting on proposals for the site in the near future. These will include refurbishing and restoring the locally listed pub to its former glory to help ensure its future viability. I have asked to meet Goldcrest next week.
I will keep an eye out for the consultation proposals and will ensure it is publicised widely so locals can have their say.
I also raised concerns with Merton Council that the trees around the pub were being prepared to be cut down. I am pleased to say there is now a tree preservation order has been made in respect of all the trees on the land.