20 June 2017 – 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 20 June 2017
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
Clerk of the Council
Date: 14 June 2017
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. P17/S1670/LB – 32 Upper High Street
Works and alterations to the access and entrance to the site.
To consider the planning application and agree a recommendation.
6. Report from County Councillor N Carter
To receive the report of County Councillor N Carter (5 minutes maximum).
7.Reports from South Oxfordshire District Councillors
To receive reports from Cllrs N Champken-Woods, D Dodds and J Matelot Green (Maximum of 5 minutes each).
8. Notices of Motion
To consider any motions in the order in which they were notified.
9.Members Questions (under Standing Order 11)
A Member may ask the Mayor any questions concerning the business of the Council.
To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 9 May 2017.
11. Policy & Resources Committee
To note the minutes from the meeting on 9 May 2017.
12. Community, Leisure & Recreation Committee
To note the minutes from the meeting on 9 May 2017.
13. Planning & Environment Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meetings on 9 May 2017, 16 May 2017 and 6 June 2017.
14. Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meetings on 9 May 2017 and 16 May 2017.
To receive the Internal Audit Report 2016-17 – Final Update.
16. External Audit / Annual Return / End of Year Accounts 2016-17
i) To approve Section 1, the Annual Governance Statement, on page 2 of the Annual Return.
ii) To receive the Unaudited Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2017.
iii) To approve Section 2, the Accounting Statements, on page 3 of the Annual Return.
17. Mayor of Thame Charity Trust
To receive the annual technical summary of the Mayor of Thame’s Charity Trust for the year 2016-17.
To agree the recommendations from the Grant Awards Panel.
19. Town Flag
To receive an update on progress towards the full implementation of the Town Flag since approval was granted at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 9 May 2017 and agree next steps.
20. Shared Access Approach
Following the provisional approval at the Community, Leisure and Recreation Committee meeting on 4 April 2017 Shared Access has executed a public consultation with regard to siting a telecommunications mast on Southern Road Recreation Ground. To receive a report on the results of the consultation and agree next steps.
21. Disposal of Amenity Land at Pickenfield
To receive an update and approve the arrangements to proceed with the signing and sealing of the legal documents relating to the land sale.
22. Midsomer Plaques
To note that the planning application for the installation of the Midsomer Plaques has been submitted to the District Planning Authority. Officers continue to provide support and advice on the project as required.
23. Town Carnival
To note that the Town Council took part in the Carnival Parade on Saturday 10 June 2017; the Parade was spectacular and the Carnival was a great success. The Council would like to thank everyone who took part and the organisations and individuals who provided the costumes and props.
24. Red Kite Radio
To note that the official launch of Red Kite Radio took place on Sunday 18 June 2017. The Town Council has been invited to take part in live broadcasts, on alternate Friday mornings, commencing on 1 July 2017. Officers will maximise opportunities with the media outlet.
25. Town Centre Sports Event
To note that the Town Centre Sports Event will take place on the evening of Friday 23 June 2017. As agreed the Town Council will provide £1,500 of funding towards the overall estimated cost of £8,000 for the event. As before, the High Street Car Park will be closed from mid-afternoon on the day of the event.
26. Thame Town Music Festival
To note that arrangements for the Town Music Festival on Saturday 8 July 2017 are well advanced and a review of operational requirements has been undertaken.