16 January 2018 – Agenda


TO:           All Members of Thame Town Council

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE:     Tuesday 16 January 2018

TIME:      6.30 pm (maximum two hours)

Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton, D Butler, N Champken-Woods, P Cowell,
M Deacock, N Dixon, D Dodds, M Dyer, L Emery, H Fickling, C Jones,
P Lambert, A Midwinter, M Stiles and T Wyse


Graham Hunt
Clerk of the Council

Date: 10 January 2018



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. Oxfordshire Lowland Search & Rescue (OxSAR)

To receive a presentation from Mr Patrick Conafray, Vice-Chair of OxSAR.

5. Childrens Assessment Centre

To receive a presentation from Mr James Collins, Children in Care Engagement Officer, Oxfordshire County Council.

6. Minutes

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 14 November 2017.


7. Budget and Precept for 2018-2019

i) To consider and approve the budget for 2018-2019.
ii) To agree the precept for 2018-2019.

7. Report – Budget and Precept 2018-19

7a. Appendix 1 – Detailed Thame Budget 2018-2019

7b. Appendix 2 – Thame Budget one page Detail 2018-2019

7c. Appendix 3 – Thame Budget Summary 2018-2019

8. External Audit

To receive the External Auditor’s report for 2016-17 and review the Issues Arising Report.

8. Report – External Audit 2016-17

8a. Annual Return 2016-17 (pages 1-6)

8b. BDO Issues Arising Report 2016-17

9. Community Led Housing

Further to the agreement at the Council meeting on 15 August 2017 and subsequent progress reports to the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee, to consider the immediate next steps in relation to Community Led Housing, as outlined in the attached report.

These proposals for immediate steps have resulted from positive discussions with SODC (minutes of meeting also attached).

9. Interim Report to Full Council on Community Led Housing

10. P17/S4415/FUL – Land off Rycote Lane Christmas Hill, Rycote Lane nr Thame

Relocation of Thame Livestock Market with buildings to accommodate agricultural sales, lairage, administrative offices, welfare facilities, business units, and associated external works to include highway access, roadways, vehicle parking, vehicle washing and other ancillary works.

To consider a response to the planning application.

11. P17/S4441/O – Land North of Rycote Lane, nr Thame

The erection of up to 180,000 square feet (up to 16,722 square metres) of B2/B8 with ancillary B1(a) and B1(c) together with parking, drainage, landscaping (structural and incidental) and highway works.

To consider a response to the planning application.

12. Annual Town Meeting Plan

Further to the e-mail as circulated to all Councillors on Wednesday 3 January 2018, to consider a theme and/or presentation topics for inclusion at the Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday 27 March 2018.

13. Thame Town Music Festival

To note the Thame Town Music Festival will take place on Saturday 14 July 2018 and to consider other requests for practical support beyond the £5,000 allocated in the budget.

13. Report – Thame Town Music Festival

13a. TTMF18 TTC letter