26 April 2022 – Agenda
SUMMONS TO ATTEND A MEETING OF THAME TOWN COUNCIL
TO: All Members of Thame Town Council
Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton, N Champken-Woods, P Cowell, M Deacock, A Dite, D Dodds, M Dyer, L Emery, H Fickling, K Gregory, C Jones, A Midwinter, H Richards, and T Wyse
VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall
DATE: Tuesday 26 April 2022
TIME: 6:30pm (maximum two hours)
Clerk of the Council
Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022
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 Council (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 Report from County Councillors N Champken-Woods and K Gregory
To receive the report of County Councillors N Champken-Woods and K Gregory (10 minutes maximum).
6 Reports from South Oxfordshire District Councillors
To receive reports from Cllrs P Barker, D Bretherton, and K Gregory (Maximum of 5 minutes each).
7 Members Questions (under Standing Order 11)
A Member may ask the Mayor any questions concerning the business of the Council.
To approve the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 1 March 2022.
9 Policy & Resources Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting 12 April 2022.
10 Community, Leisure & Recreation Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 5 April 2022.
11 Planning & Environment Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meetings on 15 March 2022 and 5 April 2022.
12 Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 15 March 2022.
13 Town Mayor Designate
To appoint the Town Mayor Designate for 2022-23.
14 Deputy Town Mayor Designate
To appoint the Deputy Town Mayor Designate for 2022-23.
15 20mph Speed Limits
To consider the various requests for 20mph and agree which area(s) to put forward to Oxfordshire County Council for consideration for 20mph speed limits.
16 Community Youth Centre
To receive an update on the progress of the Community Youth Centre project.
To consider approving the forward-funding of up to £80,000 to enable the project to progress through the planning process.
To receive an update on Thame’s response to the Ukraine crisis, following the public meeting held in the Town Hall on Wednesday 13 April 2022.
18 Thames Valley Police
To receive a written update from Thames Valley Police on policing in Thame. TVP Officers have advised that they are able to answer any questions by e-mail after the meeting.
19 Democratic Process
To receive a verbal update from Cllr Dyer, following the last update to Council on 18 January 2022.
20 Schedule of Meetings
To note the additional meetings, as updated on the Schedule of Meetings:
- Thursday 28th April, 6:30pm – Full Council (this will be to discuss TNP2 next steps and the agenda will be published on 21st April).
- Tuesday 24th May, 6:30pm – Full Council (this will be to appoint the new Councillor and discuss the Fair Agreement. The Planning & Environment committee will follow this meeting).
21 Planning Decision
- P21/S0644/FUL – Pearces Yard, Aylesbury Road – Full planning permission for the erection of a 70-bed care home development (Use Class C2), including communal space, landscaping and associated development (amplified by energy statement received 13 April 2021)
To note that planning permission was refused on 22 March 2021.
22 Community Governance Review
To note that the District Council are currently consulting on the changes put forward by parish councils as part of the Community Governance Review. The consultation runs until midday on Friday 29 April 2022 and can be accessed via: southoxon.gov.uk/communitygovernance.