Following the government's announcement of new pub protection measures, save the Wheatsheaf campaigner, and local MP Sadiq Khan said:
“Wow! Not only has our community campaign to save The Wheatsheaf has saved our pub, but it has made history by playing a major role in convincing the government to introduce more robust pub protection for ALL pubs.
“No doubt about it, saving the Wheatsheaf was a lengthy process, with the council dragging their feet at every stage, but these changes mean more power for local residents and a simpler, more streamlined process for saving pubs and other valued community spaces.
“We should all be extremely proud of the role we have played in protecting local pubs for future generations.”