23 November 2021 – Minutes


Minutes of the Meeting of Thame Town Council held on 23 November 2021 at 6:30pm in the Upper Chamber, Town Hall, Thame.


Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton, N Champken-Woods (Deputy Mayor), P Cowell (Town Mayor), M Deacock, A Dite, D Dodds, M Dyer, L Emery, H Fickling, K Gregory, C Jones, A Midwinter, and H Richards


M Sturdy, Town Clerk
L Fuller, Committee Services Officer


1 Apologies for Absence

Apologies were received from Cllrs Tipping (business) and Wyse (personal).

2 Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

There were no declarations of interest.

3 Public Participation and Public Questions

There were no applications to address the Council.
There were no questions put to the Council.

4 Minutes

The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 16 November 2021 were confirmed as a correct record, and were signed by the Chairman.

Cllr Richards entered the meeting.

5 Exclusion of the Press and Public

MOVED that:

  1. 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.

Cllr Gregory entered the meeting.

6 Democratic Process

The Council had been made aware of information by a resident. The information had been reviewed by the Council’s legal advisor who had advised that the Council should take action as by not doing so it could be seen to be supporting maladministration and not supporting Thame. A letter had been drafted between the Town Council and its legal advisor and was presented for Council’s approval this evening. Some minor corrections / amendments to the letter were suggested.


  1. The Council send the letter as prepared by the legal advisor, subject to the minor changes recommended, as soon as possible tomorrow (24 November 2021).


The meeting concluded at 7:05pm.


Signed ………………………

Chairman, 18 January 2022