St George’s Day, Chesham, Saturday 23rd April

Chiltern Chamber would encourage its members to turn out and help Chesham celebrate St George’s Day in style.

For Chiltern Chamber, this is not just a fun event, reenacting the story of England’s patron saint. It is an opportunity to bring footfall to the High Street and its traders: some shops will be offering special discounts with supporting window displays that will be judged by The Town Mayor.

It is also an opportunity to engage with local people on a broad range of issues. Chiltern Chamber has liaised with The Chesham Society to set up a rolling presentation of A Vision for Chesham in Café Nero, including the model, DVD presentation and suggested development zones. A questionnaire will ask people what they like/do not like about the town vision, with opportunity for suggestion.

Chamber secretary Jean Pritchard with St George themed polo shirtLook out for Chiltern Chamber’s Gazebo with stand, flags and leaflets. Chocolate Dragons, supplied by Auberge du Chocolat, will be available for our younger visitors.

Thanks to Chamber Vice-Chair Andy Garnett for helping organise the Chamber’s involvement, including supplying a smoke-breathing dragon, to be slain by the Town Mayor in a suit of armour. Excellent photo opportunities for parents and children! The Garnett Foundation is also kindly providing organisers and stewards a St. George’s Day-themed rugby or polo shirt.

Other organisations supporting the event include Chesham Town Council, Chiltern District Council, Chesham Rotary and Chesham Action Partnership.

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