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    Part 1 Summary and Explanation pdf icon PDF 146 KB

    Summary and Explanation

    The Council’s Constitution


    Part 2 Articles of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 395 KB

    Article 1 The Constitution

    Article 2 Councillors

    Article 3 Residents and The Council

     Article 4 The Council

    Article 5 Chairing The Council

    Article 6 Overview and Scrutiny Committees

    Article 7 The Cabinet

    Article 8 Planning and other Committees

    Article 9 Panels and Forums

    Article 10 The Audit and Member Standards Committee

    Article 11 Joint Arrangements

    Article 12 Officers

    Article 13 Decision Making

    Article 14 Finance, Contracts and Legal Matters

    Article 15 Review and Revision of the Constitution

    Article 16 Suspension, Interpretation and Publication of the Constitution

    Schedule 1 – Description of Cabinet Arrangements                                                 



    Part 3 Responsibility for Functions pdf icon PDF 143 KB

    Responsibility for Functions Index

    Section 1-Responsibility for Local Choice Functions

    Section 2-Responsibility for Council Functions

    Section 3-Responsibility for Cabinet Functions

    Scheme of Delegations to Officers


    Part 4 Rules of Procedure pdf icon PDF 713 KB

    Standing Orders for Meetings

    Access to Information Procedure Rules

    Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules

    Cabinet Procedure Rules

    Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

    Financial Procedure Rules

    Contract Procedure Rules

    Employment Procedure Rules

    Recommended Periods for the Retention of Documents


    Part 5 Codes and Protocols pdf icon PDF 156 KB

    Members’ Code of Conduct

    Officers’ Code of Conduct

    Protocol on Member/Officer Relations


    Part 6 Members Allowance Scheme pdf icon PDF 63 KB


    Part 7 Governance Structure pdf icon PDF 38 KB


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