27 October 2015 – 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 27 October 2015
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: 21 October 2015
A Skate Park Cheque Presentation
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 Cricket Club
To receive a presentation from the cricket club on the redevelopment of the clubhouse / pavilion.
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 29 September 2015.
11 Policy & Resources Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 13 October 2015
12 Community, Leisure & Recreation Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 6 October 2015.
13 Planning & Environment Committee
To note the minutes of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 28 July 2015, 18 August 2015, 8 September 2015, 29 September 2015 and 20 October 2015.
14 Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 20 October 2015.
15 External Audit
To receive the External Auditor’s report for 2014-15.
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 Branding and Web Specification
To approve the redevelopment of the Council’s website and branding scheme.
18 Thame Mayor’s Charity Fund
To resolve that Cllr David Bretherton and the Mayor, with relevant support from officers, establish viability and if viable, to set up a Registered Charity to administer the Thame Mayor’s Charity Fund.
19 Oxfordshire County Council Budget Consultation
To resolve that the formulation of any response to the public consultation on proposed Oxfordshire County Council budget saving options would be delegated to the Town Clerk, seeking input as appropriate from all Members.
20 Open Spaces Working Group / Elms Park Consultation
To note that TEP (The Environment Partnership) have been selected by the Open Spaces Working Group to execute the consultation / outline design of improvements to Elms Park, and then the management of the subsequent implementation, with their fees forward funded from The Elms s106 contribution.