They deserve a medal!

Published on 28th January 2013

Mayor Colin Hay standing up and speaking at his Inauguration May 2012

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Cheltenham Medal of Honour.

  • Nominate your hero for the Cheltenham Medal of Honour

The medal recognises the worthwhile voluntary contribution that some of the borough’s local residents have made to their communities.

The nominations are considered by an independent panel and all information is treated on a confidential basis. The award is presented during the Inauguration of the Mayor ceremony in May.

Last year, Michael Ratcliffe won the medal for services to the community.

Cllr Colin Hay, mayor, says: “Nominating your local hero for this medal is a great way to say thank you publicly for the inspiring and valuable work they have done. I’d like to urge our residents to think about people they know that have made a difference to others’ lives, and send in their nominations right away.”

For more information on the scheme and a nomination form, contact Jennie Ingram, Cheltenham Medal of Honour Committee, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 9SA, or call 01242 264108. The closing date for nominations is Friday 8 March 2013.

For media enquiries, contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email

The award was instigated at the suggestion of the late Sir Charles Irving.

The valuable voluntary contribution made to the community by many people means that each year a judgement has to be made as to who receives the award. The re-submission of nominations that meet the criteria is welcomed.

The period of contribution to the local community should not be less than 10 years of continuous service.