16 August 2022 – Minutes


Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting held on 16 August 2022 at 3pm in the Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall.


Town Mayor Cllr P Cowell
Deputy Mayor Cllr A Dite
Chairman of Policy and Resources Cllr M Dyer
Chairman of Planning & Environment Cllr H Fickling
Chairman of Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee Cllr C Jones


M Sturdy (Town Clerk)


1 Apologies for Absence

Apologies were received from Cllr Champken-Woods (personal).


2 Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations.


3 Public Participation and Public Questions

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


4 Minutes

The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 15 February 2022 were confirmed as a correct record, and were signed by the Chairman.


5 Exclusion of the 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.


6 Manager’s Appraisal Outcomes

The Clerk gave a verbal update on the annual appraisals completed with the Managers.


  1. The balanced scorecard template would be shared with Personnel to set future objectives for the Town Clerk.


7 Staffing Matters

The Clerk gave a presentation to accompany the draft Staffing Review Report which included indicative costs linked to the recommendations, training and HR support.

The committee asked for clarification on some areas, which was given.

The Personnel committee were happy with the contents of the report and supported the recommendations proposed.


  1. The Personnel Committee approve the recommendations of the report.
  2. The report is put to Full Council to consider on August 30th


8 Training Costs

The second half of training costs were noted.


The meeting concluded at 4:40pm.



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