The Redgrave Community Society Ltd Management Committee

photo is of the original Management Committee

Stephen Eason (Chairman)

Stephen has lived in Redgrave for over 30 years and welcomes the opportunity to help carry on the good work in making the Cross Keys a significant asset to the community. Although semi-retired, he continues to work as an engineering consultant, whilst still finding time to indulge his interest in cycling and walking.

Charles Murray (Treasurer)

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Julie Moore (Secretary)

Julie moved to Redgrave in 2012.  Having now retired, she spent her career in the finance sector. Julie has been instrumental in the work done so far with the pub project, she is also involved as a volunteer in the village community shop and secretary to the Redgrave Garden Club, she also actively supports many of the other village clubs.

Neil Smith 

Neil moved to Redgrave 7 years ago and purchased Knoll Cottage next to the Cross Keys. Having spent 12 years living and working in America where he missed the atmosphere and community spirit of a traditional English pub he was especially keen to buy a house in a village with a pub. Neil lives with his wife Sam and two young children. He has a degree in agriculture and has worked for Shelbourne Reynolds in Stanton for the last 23 years and is now Sales Director and is also heavily involved with product development, design and manufacture. Neil joined the Parish Council 2 years ago and is now Vice Chairman.  He enjoys DIY, walking cycling and most outdoor activities.  Neil is committed to raising his young family in Redgrave and is keen to contribute as much as possible to help turn the Cross Keys into the traditional village country pub and community hub that the village deserves it to be.

Jemma Shorten 

Jemma works as a lawyer in the hospitality industry and her experience and knowledge will be extremely useful.

Donna Nevitt

Donna has lived in Redgrave for virtually her entire life and over the years has been a frequent Cross Keys visitor, even waitressing there during her college days.  Having been co-opted onto the committee in November 2018, she is aware of the amount of work the committee members put in to make the pub succeed.  Due to work commitments she is unable to devote as much time as others but will still do whatever she can to help the Cross Keys become successful and be at the centre of our community.  She feels strongly that having a pub is essential to village life prosperity.

She is probably best known for running the village football club; something she has done since the early 1980s.  Coupled with the fact that she grew up in the village, she believes that she can represent different sectors of the local community.  Her wish is that we should have a facility that appeals and is supported by all.

She has a young family and works as a Nurse Practitioner as well as running the football club.  This has given her varied and valuable experience and skills in many areas which she considers would enhance the success of Redgrave Cross Keys.

Carolyn Ward

Carolyn has loved Redgrave since she was a child and has lived in the village for over 20 years. She remembered The Keys as a vibrant meeting place and was delighted when the opportunity arose for the pub to return to its former glory.

A children’s speech and language therapist for more than thirty years. Now a desk bound manager used to dealing with recruitment, staff management, service development and complaint investigation, Carolyn enjoys beekeeping and gardening in her spare time.

A passion for an eclectic range of well-kept real ales and a desire to continue to develop The Keys as a welcoming community hub are the key reasons for joining The Keys team.