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The Council's constitution is broken into several parts and we have provided individual document downloads for these separate parts.

 

We have also provided a full version of the Constitution which can be downloaded below.

 

Contents

 

PDF Document: Part 1: Summary and Explanation

 

PDF Document: Part 2: Articles of the Constitution

 

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 Committee
Article 7  –  The Cabinet

Article 8  –  Planning and other Committees
Article 9  –  Panels and Forums

Article 10 - The Standards and Resources Committee
Article 11 – Joint Arrangements
Article 12 – Employees
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 Executive Arrangements

 

PDF Document: Part 3: Responsibility for Functions

 

PDF Document: Part 4: Rules of Procedure

 

  1. Council Procedure Rules
  2. Access to Information Procedure Rules
  3. Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules
  4. Cabinet Procedure Rules
  5. Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules
  6. Financial Procedure Rules
  7. Contracts Procedure Rules
  8. Employment Procedure Rules

 

PDF Document: Part 5 – Codes and Protocols

 

  1. Councillor's Code of Conduct 
  2. Employees' Code of Conduct
  3. Protocol on Councillor / Employee Relations

 

 

PDF Document: Part 6: Councillor's Remuneration Scheme


PDF Document: Part 7: Management Structure

 

Links

 

The following document includes all of the sections above and is a large file.  Please only download this if you require the full Constitution document.

 

PDF Document: Full Council Constitution 

 

Main Contact

 

Constitution Enquiries

 

Legal and Democratic Services

 

Telephone: (01902) 696469 or (01902) 696132
Fax (01902) 696149

 

 
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