Full Council Agenda


Meeting of Full Council Agenda: Monday 2nd October 2017 7:00pm

Venue: The Town Council Chamber, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham, MK18 1RP View directions

Contact: Nina Stockill; Email: committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Please note that the Full Council meeting will be preceded by Public Session lasting for a maximum of 15 minutes, in accordance with Standing Order 3.f.


  1. Apologies for Absence
    Members are asked to receive apologies from members.
  2. Declarations of Interest
    To receive declarations of any personal or prejudicial interest under consideration on this agenda in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 Sections 26-34 & Schedule 4.
  3. Full Council Minutes
    Copy previously circulated BTC/04/17
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Full Council Meeting held on Monday 14th August 2017.
  4. Interim Minutes
    Copy previously circulated IM/03/17
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Interim Council meeting held on Monday 11th September 2017.
  5. Planning Committee
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Planning Committee meetings held on:
    Monday 21st August 2017
    Copy previously circulated PL/05/17
    Proposed by Cllr, Smith, seconded by Cllr. Isham and RECOMMENDED to Full Council that the Town Council form a working group to consider revisions to the Buckingham Neighbourhood Development PlanMonday 11th September 2017
    Copy previously circulated PL/06/17
    Recommended to Full Council to consider involvement in the next Access Awareness Day
  6. Town Centre and Events Committee
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Town Centre and Events Committee meetings held on Tuesday 29th August 2017.
    Copy previously circulated TCE/03/17
    Proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Stuchbury and RECOMMENDED to Full Council to discuss an agree attendance at any forthcoming training on sexual exploitation, terrorism and public place violence
  7. Environment Committee
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Environment Committee meeting held on Monday 4th September 2017
    Copy previously circulated E/03/17
  8. Resources Committee
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Resources Committee meeting held on Monday 18th September 2017.
    Copy previously circulated R/03/17
  9. To receive and question reports from District and County Councillors
  10. Action List
    Appendix A
  11. Motion – Cllr. Robin Stuchbury Buckingham Town Council notes the severe financial pressures on the County Council and their projected reductions in spending on a variety of services, including Children’s Services. The Town Council is concerned that changes in the provisions of these services being proposed might result in the closure of the local Children’s Centre in George Grenville school that currently helps many vulnerable families. Moreover, it is the Council’s view that any changes must be evidence based and must not gamble with the lives of young children. The Council urges residents to respond to the County Council’s consultation on these changes to ensure that their voices are heard and that whatever happens does not risk harming local children and young people. [Members to note the consultation can be accessed online here. A summary of the questions is attached].
    Appendix B
  12. Working Group to Improve Buckinghamshire County Council Communications with Town and Parish Councils
    Members to discuss and agree representatives
    Appendix C
  13. Judicial Review  – 61-bed Care Home etc, land behind the 13 High Street Public House –16/03302/APP
    Members to receive a written report from the Town Clerk.
  14. Parish funded PCSOs
    Members to receive and discuss the following update from Inspector James Davies, TVP.
    “I have had a number of queries in relation to the financing of PCSOs and I would just like to highlight this to any interested parties. A number of parishes have asked if they are able to fund a PCSO. There is plenty of precedence in relation to this and clearly I would support any approach from parishes/towns who would like to look into this more deeply. It is not a panacea… PCSOs have time off, they are called away to emergencies and even if they patrolled your area 24/7 crime and anti-social behaviour would still occur. What it does give you is some ownership over the tasking of the PCSO attached to your area, within the terms of a pre-agreed contract. It gives you the ability to work in partnership with the local police to resolve local issues. It gives people living in the area some level of reassurance. I won’t go into the details of how this all works practically but if anyone would like to discuss this further then by all means contact me via james.davies@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
  15. New Homes Bonus Application – Slade Bowls Club
    Members to consider submitting an application on behalf of the Slade Bowls Club
    Appendix D
  16. Reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies
    Members are asked to note the reports listed below:
    16.1          Access for All 10th July 2017
    Appendix E
    16.2          Buckingham Twinning Association 5th July 2017
    Appendix F
    16.3           Destination Buckingham 12th September 2017
    Appendix G
  17. Mayoral Engagements
    To receive a list of events attended by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
    Functions the Mayor has attended:
    Fri 25 Aug            Reading Library: Donating Jo Cox book
    Fri 25 Aug            Reading University Library: Donating Jo Cox book
    Sat 26 Aug           Afternoon Tea at Leighton Linslade with Town Mayor and guests
    Sun 27 Aug          Bandjam Big Bash
    Thu 31 Aug          University Duck Race
    Thu 31 Aug          Residents Association meeting at Lace Hill
    Fri 1 Sep              Raising the Red Ensign flag for Merchant Navy Day
    Sat 2 Sep             Moretonville Pavilion Opening
    Tue 5 Sep            Ground breaking ceremony for Buckingham University Vinson Centre
    Wed 6 Sep           RAF Halton Annual Reception
    Thu 7 Sep            Cafe Crawl
    Fri 8 Sep              Buckingham in Bloom awards
    Sat 9 Sep             Visiting the Town Markets
    Sun 10 Sep          River Rinse
    Sun 10 Sep          Buckingham Tennis Club Finals Day
    Thu 14 Sep          Launch of Cloudy Group
    15 September      Visited Mrs Liz Zetll on the occasion of her 100th birthday
    Functions the Deputy Mayor has attended:
    Sept 6th              RAF Halton – Annual Reception
    Sept 25th              BTC Office  – Buckingham in Bloom Awards
    Sept 29th             Macmillan Coffee Morning, Buckingham
    Sept 16th             Old Gaol – Buckingham Fair Trade Status 10th Anniversary
    Sept 5th               University of Buckingham – Vinson Centre Ground-breaking
  18. Chair’s Announcements
  19. Date of the next meeting:
    Interim Council – Monday 30th October 2017
    Full Council – Monday 20th November 2017





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