The Steering Group
The Save the Duke steering group has 14 dedicated members comprising local residents from Somersham, Flowton and Little Blakenham. It meets every 2 weeks, usually in the football pavilion in Somersham. The group aims to be entirely democratic and transparent thus Minutes of all the meetings are available below, along with the group's Model Rules. The Group has formed a Community Benefit Society registered with the FCA (registration No. 7070) which will be the legal entity which will try to attract sufficient community investment to buy and manage the pub in the future. This model allows interest to be paid on investor's capital, but it ensures any profits from any future pub business would be returned to the community.