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What is in the Constitution?

  • The rules setting out how this council operates. 
  • The rules of the Cabinet and other committees. 
  • The policy framework of the Council.

What is its purpose?

  • 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.


1. Introduction to the Constitution (193K)

2. Articles of the Constitution (188K)

3. Responsibility for Functions (Cabinet) (132K)

4. Responsibility for Functions (Non-Cabinet) and Scheme of Delegation (248K)

5. Terms of Reference Council and Committees (185K)

6. This Section has been deleted from the Council's Constitution

7. Council Procedure Rules Standing Orders (402K)

8. Access to Information Rules (194K)

9. Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules (139K)

10. Procedure Rules for Scrutiny Committees (184K)

11. Financial Regulations (703K)

12. Contract Procedure Rules (463K)

13. Employment Procedure Rules (402K)

14. Members’ Code of Conduct and Protocol for the Disclosure of Confidential Information (139K)

15. Employees’ Code of Conduct (211K)

16. A Protocol for Member/Officer Relations (162K)

17. Members’ Allowances Scheme (191K)

18. Management Structure (231K)

19. Statutory Appointments Designations (19K)

20. Code of Practice – Local Authority Publicity (36K)

21. Petitions Scheme (167K)

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