J D Wetherspoon still intends to close the Flora Sandes but won’t say when?

Campaigners received an email before Christmas saying that the company discussed the submission of the 3,180 strong petition at a Board meeting.

The email said that the company would be in touch again in ‘early January.’

Councillors believe the pub chain may be back tracking but a spokesman told The Chronicle: “Likely to close in May, but no agreed date as yet.”