Agenda and minutes

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Apologies for Absence

To consider apologies and reasons for absence.


Committee Members who are unable to attend the meeting should notify the Democratic Services & Legal Services Officer ( ) prior to the meeting, stating the reason for absence.


Standing Order 30(a)(v) permits the appointment of substitute Councillors to a Committee whose role  ...  view the full agenda text for item PR449


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor D Butterfield who was replaced at the meeting by Councillor O Collins.



Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in any of the items under consideration at this meeting in accordance with the Town Council’s code of conduct.


There were no declarations of interest from members or officers.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 382 KB

a) To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Parks & Recreation Committee held on 5 July 2021;


b) Matters arising from the minutes not covered elsewhere on the agenda (Questions on the progress on any item).


The minutes of the Parks & Recreation Committee held on 5 July 2021 were received as a correct record.


There were no matters arising.



Participation of the Public

The meeting will adjourn for this item.


Members of the public may speak for a maximum of five minutes each during the period of public participation, in line with Standing Order 42. Matters raised shall relate to the following items on the agenda.


The Committee adjourned for this item.


Miss. Olivia Tollerson addressed the Committee in respect of Agenda Item No. 5 – Request for a Lido.


The Committee reconvened following public participation.



Request for a Lido pdf icon PDF 395 KB

To consider a request for the provision of a lido facility in Witney.


The Committee gave consideration to a request for the provision of an open-air lido facility in Witney.


Members indicated their support for exploring the feasibility of a facility being provided in the town. It was noted that leisure facilities and strategy fell within the remit of West Oxfordshire District Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item PR453


Football, Cricket, Bowls & Park Run Update pdf icon PDF 371 KB

To consider the report of the Operations & Estates Officer.

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The Committee considered the report of the Operations & Estates Advisor updating on the current position of sports provision provided by Witney Town Council.


It was reported that a positive meeting had been held with the football clubs that hired pitches from the council. Members noted that some funding was available  ...  view the full minutes text for item PR454


Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 357 KB

To consider the report of the Town Clerk.

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The report of the Town Clerk providing an update Committee’s work plan which included projects identified as part of the Council’s Draft Strategic Plan and Budget Setting agreed in February 2021, as well as the Open Spaces Strategy adopted in June 2021 was received and considered. The report also requested  ...  view the full minutes text for item PR455