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Following an amazing response to the pledge appeal, RCCBS submitted our application to the Community Ownership Fund (COF) in early October. We believe that our application is really strong and we expect to hear the outcome sometime during the Christmas Period.

The Steering Group is still keeping busy; planning, consulting with local authorities and preparing for a share launch in early 2024 should the COF application be successful.

The Chequers has been the country pub at the heart of Roxwell for over 250 years. We want it remain here – now and for generations to come. 

Residents gather outside the Chequers in Roxwell to show their support to save this historic landmark.
Residents gather outside the Chequers in Roxwell on 9th August, shortly before the public meeting to launch pledges to save the pub

The Roxwell Chequers Community Benefit Society has been formed to save The Chequers and secure its long term future via a community buyout.

Your donations are still very welcome!

Navigating the way forwards to make the pub vision a reality inevitably incurs costs and will continue to do so over time. Therefore, we welcome donations (large or small) to boost our reserves now and in the future. This really helps us continue to campaign to save this lovely old pub in the Essex countryside

The initial pledge period, in support of the COF (Community Ownership Fund) application, closed in September but we will need further support and are still keen to gather expressions of interest.

If you would like to express your interest in buying shares, please email

Would like to help? Join us via Sponsorship!

We are grateful to our sponsors and corporate supporters who have donated, pledged or simply given time, skills and resources to progress this project

A group of people putting their hands one on top of the other to show support for a common cause

Meet the Steering Group

We have been entirely volunteer led to date. Meet the steering group and its hard working volunteers – and find out how to become one!