26 July 2016 – Agenda
SUMMONS TO ATTEND A MEETING OF
COMMUNITY, LEISURE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE
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 26 July 2016
TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum two hours)
Clerk of the Council
Date: 20 July 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.
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 12 April 2016 and 10 May 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 (Cllrs Bretherton and Dixon)
h) Music in the Park (Cllr Stiles)
i) Red Kite Childrens Centre (Cllr 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)
7. A Thame “Shed”
A request for support from this Committee in establishing a “Shed” in Thame (to enable community based practical activities for the older person) has recently been received from local resident Mike Ashford and was circulated to all Members on Wednesday 13 July 2016. Cllrs Dyer and Wyse have expressed interest in the idea. To have an initial discussion to assist the team as they establish feasibility or otherwise.
8. Town Fairs
To approve the Safety Management Plan and to note the amendment within the Fair Agreement.
9. Priest End Allotments to Burial Space
To receive a written update on the plans to convert Priest End Allotments to Burial Space and agree the heads of terms of formal transfer of the land to the Church.
10. Cricket Club Clubhouse Redevelopment
To receive a verbal update.
11. Open Spaces Working Group / Elms Park Consultation
To receive a verbal update.
12. Town Awards 2016
To receive an update on the 2016 Town Awards and to consider any changes to the 2017 Awards.
13. Litter and Dog Fouling / Carnival
To note that the carnival was successfully used as an opportunity to promote awareness in relation to litter and dog fouling, via the Town Council “Float”.
14. Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations
To note that grants were allocated to the various successful Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations as follows: St Mary’s Flower Festival £500, Festival Quiz £250, Street Cricket £1,200, Carnival £1,200 and Beacon Lighting £1,202.
15. St Mary’s Church Flower Festival
To note the letter of thanks received from St Mary’s Church following the successful Flower Festival held in May.
16. Memorial Gardens Flag Pole
To note that the flag pole has been successfully installed at the Memorial Gardens. An initial flag raising ceremony following the national 2 minute silence to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme took place on Friday 1 July 2016.
17. Drainage Work – Upper High Street
To note that the Communities Services Manager is in discussion with Oxfordshire County Council on works to be scheduled to replace the central footpath on the Upper High Street in the Autumn. Co-ordination is required to maximise benefits such as improved drainage, ensure it fits with the adjacent tree grilles installation and minimises short term impacts on markets, fairs, parking and the kebab van.
18. Southern Road Recreation Ground
To note that permission has been given to the Police to use Southern Road Recreation Ground for a proposed Emergency Services Day on Sunday 25 September 2016.
19. Maintenance Report
To note the report.