10 May 2016 – Agenda


TO: All Members of Thame Town Council

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE: Tuesday 10 May 2016

TIME 6.30pm (maximum two hours)


Graham Hunt
Town Clerk

Date: 04 May 2016



A Outgoing Mayor Announcements

1 Election of Mayor

2 Declaration of Acceptance of Office by Mayor

3 Election of Deputy Mayor


4 Declaration of Acceptance of Office by Deputy Mayor

5 Apologies for Absence

6 Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

7 P16/S0073/RM – Amendment No.1
Land South of Wenman Road

Application for Reserved Matters following outline P14/S1619/0 for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (as amended by house type plans, planning layout, street scene plans, highway work plans and landscaping details rec on 08.04.16.

To receive a report on the application and make a recommendation to South Oxfordshire District Council.


8 Mayor’s Allowance

To agree an allowance of £2000 for expenses incurred during the civic year.


9 Committees

To approve the Committee Structure, Terms of Reference and Delegations.


10 Appointment of Standing Committees

To appoint Members to the:

(a) Planning and Environment Committee
(b) Community, Leisure and Recreation Committee
(c) Policy and Resources Committee
(d) Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee
11 External Organisations

To agree the Council nominations to External Organisations.


12 Schedule of Meetings

To note the Schedule of Meetings as previously agreed with minor changes highlighted in bold.


13 Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

To approve the Standing Orders and Financial Regulations for 2016-17.


14 Mayor’s Report

To receive the Mayor’s report and any such communications as the Mayor may wish to lay before the Council.

15 Notices of Motion

To consider any motions in the order in which they were notified.

16 Members Questions (under Standing Order 11)

A Member may ask the Mayor any questions concerning the business of the Council.


17 Minutes

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 26 April 2016.


18 Planning & Environment Committee

To note the minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2016.


19 Freedom Parade

To receive a verbal report on the Freedom Parade held on 8 May 2016.


20 Mayor’s Charity Account

To note that an application has been made to register the Mayor of Thame’s Charity Trust.


21 War Memorial Additional Names

To consider the proposal from Thame Remembers with regard to the criteria for adding names to the War Memorial.


22 Insurance Renewal

To consider extending the Council’s current 3 year insurance contract by a further 2 years.


23 Chinnor RFC Loan

To note that Chinnor RFC have given notice to draw down an initial £90,000 in line with the agreed loan agreement.


24 Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Oxfordshire Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) refresh consultation

Further to the e-mail circulated to all Councillors on 21 April 2016 (and attached as item 24), to decide if / how a response is to be submitted to the consultation by the deadline of 20/5/16. If a response is desired, then the proposed method would be to adopt a similar approach to that used for the OCC bus and budget consultations, with responsibility to formulate a response delegated to the Town Clerk, and then for a separate informal meeting to be called to gather input to that response. A provisional date for that meeting has been set as 4pm on Monday 16 May 2016.