11 February 2014 – Agenda




All Members of the Culture, Leisure and Recreation Committee


Cllrs D Bretherton, N Champken-Woods, A Dite, N Dixon (Chairman),

M Dyer, L Emery, A Gunn, D Laver and M Stiles (Vice Chairman)

Ex Officio (Voting) Members – P Lambert (Town Mayor) and J Matelot Green (Deputy Mayor).

To all other Members for information

Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

Tuesday 11 February 2014

6.30 pm (maximum two hours)

Helen Stewart

Clerk of the Council

Date: 5 February 2014



Apologies for Absence

Declarations of Interest

3 Public Participation

To consider applications from members of the public to address the Committee (5 minutes maximum), applications having been received by the Town Clerk no later than 5pm on the last working day preceding the meeting.

4 Presentation

To receive a presentation on a SODC Market Town Strategy Project from Sarah Osborne.

5 Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Culture, Leisure & Recreation Committee meeting held on 3 December 2013.


6 Budget / Finance Summary

To receive a summary up to 31 December 2013.

7 Reports from Outside Bodies

a)    Cuttle Brook Management Comm. (Cllrs Laver and Stiles)

b)    Leisure Centre Management Comm. (Cllr Stiles, with Cllr Laver as substitute)

c)    Carnival Committee (Cllr Dite)

d)    Football Partnership (Cllr Dyer)

e)    Twinning Association (Cllr Humphries)

f)     Cricket Club (Cllr Butler)

g)    Chinnor RFC (Cllr Gunn)

8 Play Strategy Working Group

To receive a report from the Working Group.

9 Information Centre

To consider match funding a project to promote the Information Centre and Midsomer Murders.

Report – Information Centre

10 Committee Name

To consider changing the name of the Culture, Leisure & Recreation Committee.

11 Elms Parking Lighting

To receive a progress report and approve the additional expenditure.

Report – Elms Park Lighting

12 Town Awards

To agree the categories for 2014.

Report – Town Awards

13 Christmas Event

To review the event and consider the theme for 2014.

Report – Christmas Event

14 Commemoration of First World War

a)    To consider the Town Council’s proposals to commemorate the centenary.

b)    To consider a proposal from Cllr Bretherton.

Report – Commemoration of WW1

Report – Thame Remembers

15 Skate Park

To receive a verbal update on the refurbishment.

16 Town Events

To consider nominating a councillor to organise:

a)    Tidy Thame Day

b)    Carnival

17 St Mary’s Flower Festival

To consider participating in the 2014 Festival.

Report – St Mary’s Flower Festival

18 Maintenance Report

To note the report.

Maintenance Report