Published on 12th January 2022

The Cheltenham Medal of Honour on a black background

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Cheltenham Medal of Honour. The medal recognises the voluntary contribution that 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 which will be held on 16 May 2022.

The Medal of Honour recipient for 2021 was Dawn Eccles, a local resident who has worked tirelessly for the community to help local children.

Mayor of Cheltenham, Councillor Steve Harvey, says: “Cheltenham has been very lucky to have many wonderful local people who give their time freely to help others less fortunate than themselves or who work to make our town a better place to live. The medal of honour is an important way of recognising those who have volunteered their time and energy to make a real difference in our communities.

“If you know a person who has volunteered in this way for at least ten years continuous service, please consider thanking them by nominating them for this annual award.”

For more information on the scheme and a nomination form, contact Jennie Ingram, Cheltenham Medal of Honour Committee, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 9SA, email or call 01242 264108.

The closing date for 2022 nominations is Friday 11 March 2022.

For press enquiries, email or call 01242 264231.


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