9 April 2013 – Agenda


All Members of Thame Town Council

Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

Tuesday 9 April 2013

7.30 pm (maximum two hours)

Cllrs D W Bretherton, D G Butler, N G Champken-Woods (Town Mayor),

A Dite, N M Dixon, D W Dodds, M L Dyer, L Emery, H M Fickling, A Gunn,

V F Humphries, P Lambert (Deputy Mayor), D A Laver, J Matelot Green,

M Stiles and M Welply

Helen Stewart

Clerk of the Council

Date: 3 April 2013



1 Apologies for Absence

2 Declarations of Interest

To note any personal or prejudicial interests that a Member has in the business to be conducted on the agenda.

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 Attendances

4 Public Participation

To consider applications from members of the public to address the Council (5 minutes maximum), applications having been received by the Town Clerk no later than 5pm on the last working day preceding the meeting.

5 Report from County Councillor

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

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.


To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 5 February 2013.


10 To receive the minutes of the Policy & Resources Committee held on 26 March 2013.


P&R Minute 13 – Treasury Management Policy

P&R Minute 10 – Members’ Allowances Scheme

11 To receive the minutes of the Culture, Leisure & Recreation Committee held on 19 March 2013.


12 To receive the minutes of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 19 March 2013.


13 To receive the minutes of the Personnel Committee held on 5 March 2013.


14 Budget Estimates 2013 – 2014

To agree the revised budget estimates for 2013-2014.

 Revised Budget Estimates 2013-14

15 Public Loan

To agree applying for a loan for the refurbishment of the Town Hall windows.

16 Disposal of Amenity Land

To consider the request to dispose of amenity land at Chalgrove Road.

Report – Disposal of Amenity Land

Land Acquisition and Disposal Policy

17 Elms Park Lighting

To consider the lighting proposal for Elms Park.

Report Elms Park Lighting Scheme

18 St Mary’s Churchyard

To consider a formal agreement with St Mary’s PCC for the ongoing maintenance of the churchyard.

19 For Information

a)    To note the 2012-13 Service Review of the Citizens Advice Bureau.

CAB Report