3 December 2013 – Agenda


TO: 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

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE: Tuesday 3 December 2013

TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum two hours)


Helen Stewart

Clerk of the Council

Date: 27 November 2013



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 Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Culture, Leisure & Recreation Committee meeting held on 10 September 2013.


5 Budget Summary

To receive a summary up to 31 October 2013.

Budgetary Summary

6 Verbal Reports from Representatives on 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)

7 Community Events

To agree the Council’s involvement and responsibilities for ‘community events’.

Report – Community Events


8 Thame Fairs

To receive a review of the Fairs and consider future Agreement requirements for 2014.

Report – Thame Fairs

9 Elms Park

To receive a verbal progress report on the lighting and seating.

10 Ham Wood

To consider a proposal for leasing the wood.

Report – Ham Wood

11 Town Awards

To receive a review of the Town Awards and agree the categories for 2014.

Report – Town Awards


12 Play Strategy Working Group

To receive an update from the Play Strategy Working Group.

13 Cycle & Footpaths

To note a project being discussed with C21 Thame.

14 Centenary of First World War

To consider the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War in 2014.

15 Christmas Event

To receive a verbal update on the arrangements for the Christmas Event.

16 Maintenance Report

To note the report.

Maintenance Update

17 For Information

a)    SODC Arts, Sports and Leisure Participation consultation.

SODC Review of Arts Devl Strategy