Chiltern Cham­ber of Com­merce

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS -

THE Chiltern Cham­ber of Com­merce is the voice piece for busi­nesses par­tic­u­larly those in Amer­sham and Che­sham.

At the an­nual meet­ing chair­man, Vee Bharakda of Wilkins Kennedy, as well as ex­pand­ing on the Cham­ber’s achieve­ments, gave a very clear mes­sage – con­sis­tency and en­gage­ment.

The meet­ing was also at­tended by the new mayor of Che­sham Peter Hud­son, who ex­pressed has keen­ness to work with the cham­ber.

How­ever the most ex­cit­ing as­pect to the meet­ing was the recog­ni­tion of Vince Cromp­ton – who re­cently be­came the first ever Hon­ourary Free­man of Che­sham.

Andy Gar­nett, vice chair­man, was de­lighted to in­tro­duce Vince Cromp­ton as wor­thy of one of Chiltern Cham­ber’s Spe­cial Recog­ni­tion Awards for his achieve­ments and self­less com­mit­ment to the com­mu­ni­ties of Che­sham, high­light­ing his tire­less work as Chair­man of Che­sham in Bloom since 2012, be­ing a founder mem­ber of the Che­sham Al­lot­ments Group and sec­re­tary for Che­sham Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, as well as his many other vol­un­tary works which in­clude do­nat­ing and cooking Christ­mas lunch for the el­derly and vis­it­ing and cooking for house­bound older peo­ple across town.

Vince thanked the Cham­ber for the award, and also for our help at last year’s Christ­mas in Che­sham evening in sell­ing his Che­sham in Bloom cal­en­dars. He was met with noth­ing but en­thu­si­asm and sup­port from the peo­ple of Che­sham and men­tioned the enor­mous help he had re­ceived from the young stu­dents at the Chiltern Skills and En­ter­prise Cen­tre in plant­ing a large wild flower gar­den in Lown­des Park.

He then took the op­por­tu­nity to ap­peal to the Cham­ber, to say he would wel­come the do­na­tion of more seats in Lown­des Park for el­derly peo­ple to rest, and how won­der­ful it would be if this dream could be­come re­al­ity in time for this year’s Che­sham in Bloom judg­ing in the sum­mer.

Anne Scott

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