The Mayoral Awards are given out to recognise volunteering in the community. The awards, sponsored by the Buckinghamshire Examiner and the Chiltern Chamber, are run every other year. The 2017 awards are now open for nomination! The deadline for entries is the 11th March and the winners will be announced at the Annual Town Meeting on the 11th May.
The People's Award
This award is given to people who have made a positive difference to the lives and well-being of Chesham people, who have supported charitable or voluntary work in the town, who have volunteered for the Town Council, or who have demonstrated outstanding citizenship.
In 2015, the Award was won jointly by Claire Rooney for her work leading Chesham Toy Bank and Stirling Maguire for getting the 18th Century Town Bell restored to Market Square. The £150 prize money was split between the Toy Bank and Chesham Museum.
The Business Award
This award is open to those businesses and retail outlets in town who have contributed to the community . In 2015, the winning business was Brazil's Cafe for their care and attention to all customers, especially the members of the local MS Society who regularly meet in the Cafe. Brazil's received a specially engraved trophy.