04 April 2017 – Agenda


TO: All Members of the Community, Leisure and Recreation Committee

Cllrs D Butler, N Champken-Woods (Chairman), P Cowell, M Deacock, M Dyer, C Jones, P Lambert, M Stiles (Deputy Chairman) and T Wyse

Ex Officio (Voting) Members – L Emery (Town Mayor) and N Dixon (Deputy Mayor)

To:            All other Members for information

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE:    Tuesday 4 April 2017

TIME:     7.30 pm (maximum two hours)


Graham Hunt
Clerk of the Council

Date: 29 March 2017



1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To notify of any items that appear in the agenda in which there may be an interest that has not been recorded in the Member’s Register of Interest; and confirmation of any relevant dispensations.

3. Public Participation and Public Questions

To consider applications from members of the public to address the Committee (5 minutes maximum), in respect of any item of business included in the agenda. Applications to speak must have been received by the Town Clerk no later than 5pm on the last working day preceding the meeting.

To consider questions from members of the public (who live, work or run a business in the Parish). Written questions must have been received by the Town Clerk no later than 4pm on the last working day preceding the meeting.

4. Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 24 January 2017.


5. Budget Summary

To monitor actual income and expenditure against estimates.

Budget Summary

6. Reports from Representatives on External Organisations

To receive reports from the nominated representatives on:

a) Cuttle Brook Management Comm. (Cllrs Jones and Stiles)
b) Thame Carnival Committee (Cllr Emery)
c) Thame Football Partnership (Cllr Dyer)
d) Twinning Association (Cllr Butler)
e) Thame Good Neighbour Scheme (Cllr Midwinter)
f) Thame Town Cricket Club (Cllr Champken-Woods)
g) Chinnor RFC (Cllrs Bretherton and Dixon)
h) Music in the Park (Cllr Stiles)
i) Red Kite Family Centre (Cllrs Stiles and Wyse)
j) Sinaia Friendship Association (Cllr Bretherton)
k) Thame Museum Trust (Cllrs Butler and Emery)
l) Thame Remembers (Cllrs Bretherton and Dyer)
m) Towersey Festival (Cllrs Bretherton and Lambert)
n) Thame Music Festival (Cllrs Deacock and Wyse)
o) Thame & District Day Centre (Cllr Midwinter)

Report – External Organisations

7. Priest End Allotments to Burial Space

To receive a verbal update.

Report – Priest End Allotments to Burial Space

8. Cricket Club Clubhouse Redevelopment

To receive a verbal update.

Report – Cricket Club Clubhouse

9. Open Spaces Working Group

To note further complaints have been received regarding litter and dog fouling. A date for an initial refocussing meeting of the Councillor / Officer members of the Open Spaces Working Group has been proposed for 20 April 2017.

10. Shared Access Approach

To receive a verbal update and consider next steps as relevant.

Report – Shared Access Approach – Telecoms Apparatus

10b. Shared Access – Legal GAD – Southern Road Recreation Ground

11. Youth Memorial

To note that an Information Point has been installed at the Youth Memorial following agreement at the Community, Leisure & Recreation Committee meeting held on 14 April 2015.

12. Skate Park

To note a Summer Jam will take place at the Skate Park on Sunday 6 August 2017.

13. Red Kite Radio

To note that a meeting was held with Red Kite Radio on 21 February 2017. It was agreed at that meeting that we would initially treat Red Kite Radio as another local media outlet.

14. Sport in the Street

Further to the noting at Council on 14 February 2017 that discussions were underway on a potential Town Centre Sports Event on Friday 23 June 2017, to consider a request for £1,500 of funding towards the overall estimated cost of £8,000 for the event. Funds could either be allocated from General Reserves or from the specific Economic Development budget line.

15. Maintenance Report

To note the report.

Maintenance Report