24 July 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 24 July 2023 at 3:00pm (maximum two hours) in the Upper Floor Office (Thame Town Hall) for the transaction of business as set out on the attached agenda.


Mandy Sturdy
Town Clerk of the Council

Date: Tuesday 18 July 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 28 March 2023.

Minutes – 28 March 2023


5 Long Service Awards

To review and re-adopt the Long Service Awards Policy.

5. Long Service Awards [PDF]


6 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.


7 Training Feedback

To receive a feedback presentation from one of the Management Team following completion of a Leadership Training Programme.

To receive a feedback presentation from the Committee Services and Processes Officer on first year of The Community Governance Qualification.

To review and make recommendations on the funding of a Level 4 Community Governance course as part of the Clerk’s Continued Professional development.


8 Terms of Reference

To receive draft Terms of Reference and to consider any relevant actions.


9 Appraisal Process

To receive an update on the annual appraisal system and consider any relevant actions.


10 Staffing Matter’s Update

To receive an update from the Town Clerk and consider any relevant actions.