Thame Town Council

Thame Town Council is the parish authority for Thame, which has a population in excess of 11,000. We are committed to representing the people of Thame and providing many key local services. Thame Town Council is an elected body in the first tier of local government. We play a vital role in representing the interests of the community of Thame and work to improve the quality of life and the local environment.


About the Town Council

We have a team of councillors and staff who work in partnership with local residents and businesses to preserve the town’s unique heritage and dynamic future. Follow the link for our polices, procedures and financial management.


Thame Neighbourhood Plan

Thame’s Neighbourhood Plan sets out a vision for the area that reflects the thoughts and feelings of local people with a real interest in their community.


The Mayor of Thame

Find out about the Mayor of Thame and the charities being supported this year.


Your Councillors

Find out more about the members of the community who have been democratically elected to represent our town.


Council Staff & Vacancies

The Town Council employs staff who work alongside Councillors, striving to make Thame an even better place to live, work and enjoy.


Transparency Code

Public Data to enable greater democratic accountability over council tax and public money is spent


Council Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

In this section you can view the schedule of meetings, standing orders and agendas and minutes for committee meetings.



Thame Town Council’s role in Planning relating to the parish of Thame, (including Moreton).


Information Centre

For visitors and locals alike, our friendly and helpful team are on hand to provide you with all the latest information about the town and surrounding area


Room & Facilities Hire

A list of Town Council room and facilities available to hire in Thame.

Our Responsibilities

Thame Town Council is responsible for a number of services in the local community, however, we also have a strong working relationship with other tiers of authority who provide additional services such as recycling, highway repairs and benefits. Below is a list of the services provided by your local councils and who is responsible for what should you have an issue.

Thame Town Council

  • Allotments
  • Annual events e.g Remembrance
  • Bus shelters and street furniture
  • Green and open space maintenance
  • Planning application recommendations
  • Fair management
  • Grants
  • Town Council facilities hire
  • Markets
  • Upper High Street and High Street car parks
  • Publications
  • Recreations areas
  • War memorials and gardens

South Oxfordshire District Council

  • District Council car parks
  • Community advice and support
  • Council tax and benefits
  • Electoral services
  • Environmental services
  • Business support
  • Housing
  • Planning
  • Recycling and waste
  • Restaurant inspections
  • Sports and leisure
  • Street cleaning
  • Tourism

Oxfordshire County Council

  • Education and schools
  • Fire services
  • Highways inc. potholes
  • Disabled parking and bus passes
  • Libraries, recreation, arts and museums
  • Public rights of way
  • Public transport
  • Social services
  • Trading standards
  • Waste recycling centres
  • Youth services