Buy someone you love a pub

(Or at least a share in one!)

Your opportunity to buy shares in a true community pub right in the middle of Maidenhead

Do you enjoy a pint and chat with family and friends in a local pub? Do you want to support your local community?

The North Star, one of Maidenhead’s oldest pubs, is only weeks away from closure. The freehold is up for sale and there’s no knowing what the site will become. But you can help us save it.

Your community pub

We’re the North Star Society Ltd. We’re residents, regulars and people passionate about Real Ale and local pubs. We want to buy the freehold and bring The North Star into community ownership.

We’ve already established a Community Benefit Society and we’re aiming to raise the necessary funding through grants, loans and a share offer that we’re inviting you to join.

Your part in saving the North Star

We need to raise around £350,000 to fully finance the project. And we need to move fast. Over the next few weeks, as part of the grant funding, we need to establish how much the community is willing to invest.

Pledge your support

This is your chance to pledge your support and become part of a valuable local project. Valuable because we’re planning on being more than just a pub. We’re working with local charities and community groups to find ways of tackling loneliness and isolation in Maidenhead. But we can’t do it without your support.

Help run the business

We’re asking you to invest a minimum of £250. This gives you the right to vote and, therefore, have a say in the affairs of the business. We also welcome bigger share holdings up to 10% of the total share capital sought.

If you feel passionately about the importance of community pubs and would like to see the North Star saved for future generations, please fill in the form below and click ‘Register Now’. You will not be asked to part with any money at this stage.

Thank you

Thank you for taking time to consider our campaign to save a much-loved local. We hope you’ll support us and we look forward to working with you.

£280,000
£74,800pledged
since 1 July 2018
31investors
The more people who invest, the greater the chance of saving what could be the last pub in Westborough Road, Maidenhead.

Shares

Register an Interest in The North Star Society

No money changes hands at this stage.
It will be treated confidentially. It does not constitute a commitment to invest.
More financial information and a formal share offer will be provided in due course.

Providing that a proper business case is put to you, explaining how the pub will be bought and operated and that you are satisfied with the level of risk involved,

How much would you be prepared to invest buying shares in the Society?

None£250£500£1,000£2,000£5,000£10,000£20,000
Other (please specify)

In addition to (or instead of) investing in shares, how much would you be prepared to:

Donate (please specify amount)
Loan (please specify amount)

It is very important that we are able to contact you regarding future developments and in order to make a formal share offer. Please note that your details will be held on a computer database and will only be used in order to contact you regarding The North Star.

This is not just about buying a pub; it’s about helping to sustain a community and preserving our heritage.

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