06 October 2015 – 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, A Midwinter and M Stiles (Deputy Chairman)

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

To all other Members for information

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE: Tuesday 6 October 2015

TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum two hours)

Graham Hunt
Clerk of the Council

Date: 30 September 2015




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 14 July 2015.



5 Budget Summary

To receive a summary up to 31 August 2015.


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 (Cllr Bretherton)
h) Music in the Park (Cllr Stiles)
i) Red Kite Childrens Centre (Cllr Dixon)
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)


7 Cricket Club

To consider a request from the Cricket Club for funding to enable the redevelopment of the facilities. We hope Cricket Club members will be available to answer questions.


8 Freedom Parade

To agree to the Royal Air Force Halton to exercise its right to undertake a Freedom Parade on Sunday 8 May 2016.


9 Continental Markets

To agree the dates for the Italian and French markets in 2016.


10 Christmas Event

To receive an update on arrangements for the Christmas Event.


11 Music in the Park

To agree to the closure of Elms Park on 1 May 2016 and event support arrangements for Music in the Park.


12 Open Spaces Working Group / Elms Park Consultation

To receive a verbal update.


13 Priest End Allotments to Burial Space

To receive a verbal update.


14 Skate Park

To receive a verbal update.


15 September Fair

To receive a verbal update and approve the Sky Flyer ride.


16 Service of Remembrance

To note the date – Sunday 8 November 2015, 10.30am assemble in car park at Town Hall.


17 Town Awards

To note the presentation of the Town Awards will take place on 5 May 2016 at The Thame Barns Centre.


18 Maintenance Report

To note the report.