10 February 2015 – Agenda



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

Cllrs D Bretherton, N Champken-Woods (Chairman), A Dite, M Dyer, L Emery, P Lambert, D Laver, M Stiles (Deputy Chairman) and T Wyse

Ex Officio (Voting) Members – J Matelot Green (Town Mayor) and N Dixon (Deputy Mayor)

To all other Members for information

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE: Tuesday 10 February 2015

TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum two hours)

Helen Stewart BEM
Clerk of the Council


Date: 04 February 2015



1 Apologies for Absence


2 Declarations of Interest

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.


3 Public Participation

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 Committee Administrator no later than 5pm on the last working day preceding the meeting.

4 Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 7 October 2014.


5 Budget Summary

To receive a summary up to 31 December 2014.


6 Reports from Representatives on External Organisations

To receive reports from the nominated representatives on:

a) Cuttle Brook Management Comm. (Cllrs Laver and Stiles)
b) Carnival Committee (Cllr Emery)
c) Football Partnership (Cllr Dyer)
d) Twinning Association (Cllr Humphries)
e) Thame Sinaia Friendship Assoc. (Cllr Bretherton)
f) Cricket Club (Cllr Champken-Woods)
g) Chinnor RFC (Cllr Bretherton)
h) Red Kite Centre (Cllr Dixon)
i) Thame Remembers (Cllrs Bretherton/Dyer)
j) Thame Museum Trust (Cllrs Emery and Laver)
7 Graffiti Removal Policy

To approve the policy


8 Planting Scheme

To agree proposals for the 2015 scheme


9 Commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War

To comment on the proposals to commemorate the centenary


10 Southern Road Recreation Ground Changing Rooms

To consider the proposal from Thame and District Housing Association


11 Sports Facilities Strategy

To receive a presentation of the draft Sports Facilities Strategy


12 Ham Wood

To agree the signing and sealing of the lease


13 Skate Park

To receive an update on the Skate Park facilities


14 Maintenance Vehicle

To approve the purchase of the RTV 900 Utility Vehicle


15 Christmas Event

To consider the theme and direction for 2015.


16 Christmas Lighting Scheme

To consider improvements and changes to the Lighting Scheme


17 Play Area Strategy

To approve the Strategy


18 Elms Park Working Group

To receive a verbal report.


19 Cuttle Brook Management Plan

To comment on the Management Plan


20 Maintenance Report

To note the report.


21 For Information

a) Foreign Currency Collection Point