24 January 2017 – 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, M Stiles (Deputy Chairman) and T Wyse

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

To:            All other Members for information

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE:    Tuesday 24 January 2017

TIME:     6.30 pm (maximum two hours)


Graham Hunt
Clerk of the Council

Date: 18 January 2017



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 25 October 2016.


5. Budget Summary

To monitor actual income and expenditure against estimates.

Budget Summary

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 (Cllrs Bretherton and Dixon)
h) Music in the Park (Cllr Stiles)
i) Red Kite Children’s Centre (Cllrs Stiles and Wyse)
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)
n) Thame Music Festival (Cllrs Deacock and Wyse)


7. Christmas Event

To receive feedback on the 2016 Christmas Event.


8. Music in the Park – 2010-14 Surplus Funds

Further to the agreement at the Community, Leisure and Recreation Committee on 25 October 2016, and the further representations reported at the Council meeting on 15 November 2016, further discussions have been held with various parties. To note that relevant further clarity will now be agreed as the monies are transferred, once charitable status is achieved.

9. Open Spaces Working Group / Elms Park Improvements

To receive a verbal update.



10. Priest End Allotments to Burial Space

To receive a verbal update.


11. Cricket Club Clubhouse Redevelopment

To receive a verbal update.


12. Shared Access Approach

To receive a verbal update and consider next steps as relevant


13. Maintenance Report

To note the report.