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Welcome back to the High Street!

5th June 2020

Since the start of lockdown, we are sure you will agree, the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses in Thame has shone through. They have taken positive action to help themselves and help each other, defying the odds rather than rolling over in defeat. They have put community interest ahead of their own and have often been able to […]

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Thame Town Council objects to planning applications

5th June 2020

At Thame Town Council’s virtual meeting on Tuesday 2 June 2020, the council recommended to object to the planning applications at The Land at The Elms (P20/S0928/FUL) and Unit 8 Goodson Industrial Mews (P20/S1355/FUL) on the grounds that they were both contrary to policies in the Thame Neighbourhood Plan. Thank you to everyone who joined […]

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Important Planning Applications to be considered next week

28th May 2020

Thame Town Council will be considering two important planning applications at a virtual council meeting on Tuesday 2 June at 6:30pm. The agenda can be viewed here, which includes details for joining the meeting. P20/S0928/FUL – Land at The Elms, Upper High Street P20/S1355/FUL – Goodson Industrial Mews, Unit 8, Wellington Street The Town Council […]

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Challenging loss of valued employment land

21st May 2020

Thame has lost employment floor space capable of hosting hundreds of jobs over recent years, as a result of a change to the law which promotes conversion of office premises to residential use.  Since 2017 Thame Town Council has also been resisting development proposals for the former DAF UK / Kubota headquarters which breach the site’s […]

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Cllr Bretherton’s Toast to the Nation

8th May 2020

  Cllr Bretherton, Thame Town Councillor and Chairman of South Oxfordshire District Council, has recorded this video to toast the nation on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Transcript: The public is encouraged to join the Queen at 9pm on Friday 8th May 2020. This is the first time such a tribute has ever taken […]

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VE Day – Churchill’s Speech

8th May 2020

Sir Winston Churchill’s speech from 8th May 1945 with accompanying images of VE Day and Nimrod playing in the background. Words spoken by Tony Long of Thame Players.     Transcript: My dear friends, this is your hour. This is not victory of a party or of any class. It’s a victory of the great […]

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VE Day 75th Celebrations at Home

5th May 2020

The Town Council’s maintenance team have been busy planting out the beds in the memorial gardens in time for VE day tomorrow – go and take a look at their handiwork when you’re out for your permitted daily exercise and we’re sure you’ll agree they’ve done an amazing job! In 1945, the long anticipated news that […]

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Mayor addresses Thame residents

28th April 2020

On 28 April, the Town Mayor, Cllr Ann Midwinter, issued a second video message for the residents of Thame. Thank you so much to the Love Thame Helpers who are coordinating 180 ‘Blue Heart’ volunteers, have delivered over 1000 prescriptions and taken over 500 calls to support our local residents during this difficult time! A […]

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Thame Businesses Together

23rd April 2020

Thame Town Council has established a virtual business forum through ‘Basecamp’ – creating an online community of ‘Thame Businesses Together’. The impact of the extraordinary circumstances under which we are all currently living call for cooperation between businesses large and small to pool their knowledge, skills, and resources to the common good in a spirit of […]

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