19 November 2019 – Agenda

SUMMONS TO ATTEND A MEETING OF THAME TOWN COUNCIL

TO: All Members of Thame Town Council

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE: Tuesday 19 November 2019

TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum two hours)

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

Graham Hunt

Clerk of the Council

Date: 13 November 2019

 

AGENDA

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.

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 Thame Youth Projects Group

To receive a verbal update from Thame Youth Projects Group (TYPG) on their new Youth Worker, a review of the outreach programme and further thoughts on how the Town Council will continue to work with and support TYPG.

6 Report from County Councillor N Carter

To receive the report of County Councillor N Carter (10 minutes maximum).
County Councillor Report – November 2019

7 Reports from South Oxfordshire District Councillors

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

8 Members Questions (under Standing Order 11)

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

9 Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 6 August 2019.
Minutes

10 Policy & Resources Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meetings on 12 November 2019.
Minutes

11 Community, Leisure & Recreation Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meetings on 29 October 2019.
Minutes

12 Planning & Environment Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meetings on 13 August 2019, 3 September 2019, 24 September 2019, 15 October 2019 and 5 November 2019.
Minutes – 13 August 2019
Minutes – 3 September 2019
Minutes – 24 September 2019
Minutes – 15 October 2019
Minutes – 5 November 2019

13 Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 13 August 2019, 24 September 2019 and 5 November 2019.
Minutes – 13 August 2019
Minutes – 24 September 2019
Minutes – 5 November 2019

14 Personnel Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 22 October 2019.
Minutes

15 External Audit

To receive the External Auditor’s report for 2018-19 and note that there are no matters identified for further consideration.
Report – External Audit 2018-19
External Auditors Report & Certificate 2018-19

16 Investment Management

To approve that Rathbone Investment Management Ltd be re-appointed to manage the Council’s Investment Portfolio for the duration of this civic administration.

17 Schedule of Meetings

To approve the schedule of meetings for 2020-21.
2020-2021 Schedule of Meetings

18 Monthly Councillor Drop-In

To receive an update from Cllr Gregory.

19 Bledlow Household Recycling Centre

To receive a verbal update on the progress towards the possible re-opening of Bledlow Household Recycling Centre.

20 Elms Park – Outline Planning Application – P19/S2785/O

Outline application for landscaping and improvement works to Elms Park including provision of new paths and the relocation and / or replacement of the multi-use games area.

To consider the planning application and agree a recommendation.
Report – Elms Park Outline Planning Application

21 Midsomer Plaques

To note that Helen Johns, acting as the Town Council’s agent, has submitted an appeal in relation to the refused planning application P18/S2735/LB.

22 Bench for Memorial Gardens

To consider giving permission to Thame Remembers to install a memorial bench in the Memorial Gardens in time for VE Day 2020.
Report – Memorial Bench
Appendix 1 – Memorial Bench Location

23 Thame Players Ticket Agency

To consider taking on the opportunity of being an alternative ticket agency for Thame Players.
Report – Thame Players Theatre