21 October 2014 – Agenda




TO: All Members of Thame Town Council

Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

Tuesday 21 October 2014

7.45pm (maximum two hours)

Cllrs D Bretherton, D Butler, N Champken-Woods, A Dite, N Dixon (Deputy Mayor), D Dodds, M Dyer, L Emery, H Fickling, V Humphries, P Lambert,

D Laver, J Matelot Green (Town Mayor), M Stiles, M Welply and T Wyse

Helen Stewart BEM

Clerk of the Council

Date: 15 October 2014



Apologies for Absence

2 Declarations of Interest

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.


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 Announcements

4 Public Participation

To consider applications from members of the public to address the Council (5 minutes maximum), in respect of any item of business included in the agenda.  Applications to speak must have been received by the Committee Administrator no later than 5pm on the last working day preceding the meeting.

5 Report from County Councillor N Carter

To receive the report of County Councillor N Carter (5 minutes maximum).

County Councillor Report

6 Reports from South Oxfordshire District Councillors

To receive reports from Cllrs D W Bretherton, D W Dodds, A Midwinter and M Welply (Maximum of 5 minutes each).

7 Notices of Motion

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

8 Questions (under Standing Order 11)

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

9 Minutes

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 30 September 2014.


10 Policy & Resources Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 14 October 2014.


11 Community, Leisure & Recreation Committee

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 7 October 2014.


12 Planning & Environment Committee

To note the minutes of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 22 July 2014, 12 August 2014, 2 September 2014 and 14 October 2014.






13 External Audit

To receive the External Auditors annual report for 2013-14.

Report – External Audit 2013-14

14 Town and Parish Forum

To nominate a councillor to attend the SODC annual forum on Wednesday 12th  November 6.00pm – 9.00pm

15 Thame Sinaia Friendship Association

To consider a request to nominate a Council representative to the Association.

Sinaia Friendship Association

16 Thame Players

To approve the seal and signing of the Legal Charge.

Report – Thame Players

17 Residential Childrens Home

To receive a report from the Council’s Planning Consultant

Report – Residential Childrens Home Oct 14

Report – Residential Childrens Home July 14

OCC Assessment Centre Requirements