10 November 2020 – Agenda


TO: All Members of Thame Town Council

Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton, N Champken-Woods, P Cowell, M Deacock, A Dite,  D Dodds, M Dyer, L Emery, H Fickling, S Francis, K Gregory, C Jones, A Midwinter, J Tipping and T Wyse

VENUE: This meeting will be held virtually in accordance with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/598240993

Meeting ID: 598 240 993

Password: Please contact the Town Council to obtain the meeting password, which will be issued around 2 hours before the meeting start time.

You must be on the electoral role to join this meeting. Exceptions will be made for representatives, agents and authorities.

DATE: Tuesday 10 November 2020

TIME: 6:30pm  (maximum two hours)


Cassie Pinnells

Deputy Clerk of the Council

Date: Wednesday 4 November 2020



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 Civic Announcements

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

Civic Attendances [PDF]

4  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.

5 Report from County Councillor N Carter

To receive the report of County Councillor N Carter (10 minutes maximum).

County Councillor Report – November 2020 [PDF]

6  Reports from South Oxfordshire District Councillors

To receive reports from Cllrs D Bretherton, K Gregory and P Barker (Maximum of 5 minutes each).

District Councillor Report – November 2020 [PDF]

7 Members Questions (under Standing Order 11)

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

8 Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 2 November 2020.

Minutes – 2 November 2020

9 Policy & Resources Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 3 November 2020.

Minutes – 3 November 2020

10 Community, Leisure & Recreation Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 20 October 2020.

Minutes – 20 October 2020

11 Planning & Environment Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meetings on 6 October 2020 and 27 October 2020.

Following constitutional changes at South Oxfordshire District Council, to appoint a replacement member to the Planning & Environment Committee

Minutes – 6 October 2020
Minutes – 27 October 2020

12 Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 6 October 2020.

Minutes – 6 October 2020

13  Thame Shed

To consider a funding request from Thame Shed.

Report – Thame Shed [PDF]

14 Nursery Proposal

To provide direction to the Acting Town Clerk regarding a proposal to locate a Nursery building on the land next to the Girl Guides HQ, Southern Road.

Nursery Building Proposal – Roots for Life [PDF]

15 Schedule of Meetings

To approve the schedule of meetings for 2021-22.

2021-2022 Schedule of Meetings [PDF]

16 Controlled Parking Enforcement Scheme

To note a meeting will take place with Oxfordshire County Council to investigate how Thame’s parking arrangements will fit into the controlled parking enforcement scheme following the 13 October 2020 Cabinet Meeting (Agenda item 13 explanatory cabinet report [PDF] and accompany annexes [PDF]). Officers will report back.

17 Consultation – Planning for the Future, White Paper

To note that the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer has formulated and submitted the Town Council response to the White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’ Consultation.

18 Exclusion of the Press and Public

To move: That under Section 1, Paragraph 2 of The Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business because publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.

19 Appeal Challenge

To note that the Town Council’s legal team is currently preparing for the Trial.  By mid-November the skeleton argument presenting our case will be submitted.  It is still expected that the challenge will be heard in early December.