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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.

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Section 6 has been deleted from the constitution.

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