12 April 2016 – 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 12 April 2016

TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum two hours)

Graham Hunt
Clerk of the Council


Date: 6 April 2016




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 9 February 2016.


5 Budget Summary

To monitor actual income and expenditure against estimates.


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 Oxfordshire County Council – Future of Children’s Centres

To receive a verbal update from Cllr Stiles on the future of Children’s Centres.


8 Memorial Gardens Flagpole

To consider the installation of a flag pole in the Memorial Gardens.


9 Litter and Dog Fouling

To consider whether the Open Spaces Working Group should extend its litter brief to include dog fouling.


10 Litter Campaign / Carnival

To consider in principle whether the Town Council should participate in the Town Carnival parade to promote ‘Keeping Thame Tidy’.


11 Thame Carnival Operational Support

To agree event support arrangements for the Town Carnival.


12 Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

To receive an update on celebrations planned for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday and resolve allocation of further funds.


13 Cricket Club Clubhouse Redevelopment

To note that further to update e-mails circulated to all Councillors on 15 February, 18 February, 9 March and 22 March that the planning application for the Cricket Club Clubhouse Redevelopment has been submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council.


14 Open Spaces Working Group / Elms Park Consultation

To receive a verbal update.


15 Priest End Allotments to Burial Space

To receive a verbal update.


16 Skate Park

To receive a verbal update.


17 Thame Good Neighbour Scheme

To receive an update on the Good Neighbour Scheme following the First Anniversary.


18 Maintenance Report

To note the report.