08 February 2022 – Agenda


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

Cllrs M Deacock, A Dite (Chairman), M Dyer, K Gregory, C Jones, L Emery (Deputy Chairman), H Richards, J Tipping and T Wyse

Ex Officio (Voting) Members – P Cowell (Town Mayor) and N-Champken-Woods (Deputy Mayor)

To all other Members for information

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE: Tuesday 8 February 2022

TIME: 6:30pm (maximum two hours)


Mandy Sturdy
Clerk of the Council

Date: Wednesday 2 February 2022





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 Petanque Court Proposal

To receive a presentation on a proposal for a Petanque (Boules) Court at Elms Park.

4. Petanque Court Proposal [PDF]


5 Thame Town Music Festival

To receive a presentation from the organisers of Thame Town Music Festival on this year’s event plans, and consider providing funding to support the event.


6 Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 26 October 2021.

Minutes – 26 October 2021


7 Budget Summary

To monitor actual income and expenditure against estimates.

7. CLR Budgetary Figures to December 2021 [PDF]


8 Reports from Representatives on External Organisations

To receive reports from the nominated representatives on:

  1. Cuttle Brook Management Committee (Cllr Jones)
  2. Friends of Elms Park (Cllr Champken-Woods)
  3. Thame Carnival Committee (Cllr Emery)
  4. Thame Football Partnership (Cllr Dyer)
  5. Twinning Association (Cllr Emery)
  6. Thame Good Neighbour Scheme (Cllr Midwinter)
  7. Thame Town Cricket Club (Cllr Champken-Woods)
  8. Chinnor RFC (Cllr Bretherton)
  9. Music in the Park (Cllr Jones)
  10. Sinaia Friendship Association (Cllr Bretherton)
  11. Thame Museum Trust (Cllrs Cowell and Emery)
  12. Thame Town Music Festival (Cllr Wyse)
  13. Thame Shed (Cllr Wyse)
  14. Thame Sports Club (Cllr Jones)

8. Reports – External Organisations [PDF]


9 Open Spaces Working Group

To receive an update following the Working Group meeting on 1 February 2022.

To receive an update on the Queen’s Green Canopy at Queen Elizabeth Circle following the public consultation.

9. Open Spaces Working Group Meeting Report 01.02.22 [PDF]


10 Christmas in Thame

To receive feedback on the Christmas events and activities held in 2021.

To agree that the Christmas Lights Switch On event this year will be held on Friday 2 December 2022.

10. Report – Christmas in Thame [PDF]


11 Street Food Markets

To consider a request from the organisers of the Christmas Street Food Market (Ay StreetMeat) to hold monthly street food markets in Thame.

11. Report – Street Food Markets [PDF]


12 Thame Carnival

To suggest ideas for the Town Council’s float as part of Thame Carnival on Saturday 4 June 2022. The theme is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Councillors and Officers are invited to be part of the float.


13 Skate Park Event

To note that an external event organiser has approached the Town Council to hold an event at Thame Skate Park. This is subject to the organisers being able to identify suitable funding.

To authorise use of Thame Skate Park for the event, date to be confirmed.


14 Thame Fairs

To note that the Thame Fairs Working Group will be meeting with the Showmen’s Guild in March to commence negotiations on the Fair Agreement.


15 Maintenance Report

To note the report.

15. Maintenance Report [PDF]