To enable the Council to provide clear leadership to the community in partnership with citizens, businesses and other organisations.
To support the active involvement of citizens in the process of local authority decision-making.
To help councillors represent their constituents more effectively.
To enable decisions to be taken efficiently and effectively.
To create a powerful and effective means of holding decision-makers to public account.
To ensure that no one will review or scrutinise a decision in which they were directly involved.
To ensure that those responsible for decision-making are clearly identifiable to local people and that they explain the reasons for decisions and provide a means of improving the delivery of services to the community.
Articles of the Constitution
NB Section 6 has been deleted from the Council's Constitution