Published on 19th January 2023

The Cheltenham Medal of Honour on a black background

Nominations are now open for the 2023 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 15 May 2023.

The Medal of Honour recipient for 2022 was Mr Les Bonney, a local resident who has worked tirelessly for St Vincent’s and St Georges charity for over 20 years.

Mayor of Cheltenham, Councillor Sandra Holliday, says: “Our town is so very lucky to have so many amazing local people who selflessly give their time to help others, or who work to make Cheltenham a better place to live for our residents. The medal of honour is an important way of recognising those who really help to make a difference in our communities”.  

“If you know someone who has volunteered in this way for at least ten years continuous service, please consider recognising their efforts 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, or call 01242 264108.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 10 March 2023.

For press enquiries, email or call 01242 264231.

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