The Constitution

What is the Constitution?

Our Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.

Our Constitution is split into seven Parts, select one of these Parts to see what it covers.

Constitution Main Index

Part 1 – The Council’s Constitution – Summary and Explanation

Part 2 – Articles of the Constitution

Part 3 - Responsibility & Functions

Part 4 – Council Procedure Rules

Part 5 – Codes and Protocols

Part 6 – Councillors’ Allowances Scheme

Part 7 – Composition of the Council and Management Structure

Remote Meetings - Supplementary Standing Orders Protocol Public Participation Procedures


Get the best from this site

We use simple text files called 'cookies'. Some of these cookies are essential to make our site work and others help us to improve by giving us some insight into how the site is being used. For more information, including how to turn cookies off, see more about cookies - or simply click the Continue button to use this site as normal.