02 October 2023 – Agenda


TO: All Members of the Personnel Committee

Cllr A Dite (Town Mayor)
Cllr A Gilbert (Deputy Mayor)
Cllr M Dyer (Chairman of Policy & Resources)
Cllr P Cowell (Chairman of Community, Leisure & Recreation)
Cllr H Fickling (Chairman of Planning & Environment)
Cllr C Jones (Chairman of Neighbourhood Plan Continuity)

To all other Members for information

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Personnel Committee on Monday 2 October 2023 at 1:30pm (maximum two hours) in the Meeting Room (Thame Town Hall) for the transaction of business as set out on the attached agenda.


Mandy Sturdy
Town Clerk of the Council

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2023




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 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.


4 Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 24 July 2023.

Minutes – 24 July 2023


5 Exclusion of the Public

To move: That 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.


6 Staff Handbook

To receive an update on the review process for the staff Handbook and consider any recommendations.


7 Annual Appraisal

To receive an update on the annual appraisal process.


8 Staffing Costs and Gradings

To note the progress regarding the cost-of-living increase for 2022-23.

To consider the budget proposal for the 2024-25 staff costs and to make a recommendation to take to the Budget Working Group and the Full Council.


9 Staffing Matters 

To receive an update on staffing matters and consider any recommendations.