Nominate your hero for the Cheltenham Medal of Honour

Published on 31st January 2012

Nominations are now open for the 2012 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, Dancing Ken Hanks won the medal for services to the community.

Cllr Barbara Driver, mayor, says: “Nominating your local hero for this medal is a great way to say thank you publicly for the hard and valuable work they have done. I’d like to urge our residents to think about people they know that deserve this award, 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 9 March 2012.

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 ten years of continuous service.