Chesham Mayoral Awards for 2015

Chesham crestThe Chiltern Chamber is pleased to sponsor the Business Award, one of two Mayoral Awards for 2015, launched today by Chesham Town Council.

Chesham Town Council is calling for nominations for Chesham’s community heroes, celebrating local people and businesses that make a real difference to Chesham, its people and its environment.

The Business Award is open to businesses and retail outlets that contribute to community and environmental projects or through charitable/volunteering work. Town Mayor, Cllr Mohammad Fayyaz said, “Even in difficult economic conditions, many of our businesses still put time and resources into working for the community. I’m sure there are plenty out there quietly doing good work; we would like to sing their praises.”

The winning business will receive a specially engraved trophy.

The People’s Award is sponsored by The Buckinghamshire Examiner, and the winner will receive £150 towards the charity or project of their choice. Cllr Fayyaz explained, “The People’s Award is open to people of any age who have done something good for Chesham; that could be volunteering for a charity, being a good neighbour, or litter-picking their road. Chesham has a well-deserved reputation as a friendly and welcoming town, and it would be wonderful if the people who contribute to that could be recognised with this award.”

The prizes will be awarded at the Annual Town Meeting on the 14th May, which is open to the public.

The nomination process has been simplified and just requires you to fill in one, quick form. You can pick one up from the Town Hall, or download one from www.chesham.gov.uk. The deadline is Monday 9th March. The great news is that you get two bites of the cherry from your one application, as applications are also automatically entered into the Pride of Bucks Awards! Cllr Fayyaz said, “During my time as Mayor, I have seen some inspiring examples of citizenship. I would like to urge people to spend a couple of minutes to make a nomination so that the town can say thank-you to these special people.”

For more information, please contact Kathryn Graves on 01494 583798 or email policy@chesham.gov.uk