Warwickshire County Council has agreed a constitution which sets out:

  • how the Council operates;
  • how decisions are made;
  • who makes decisions;
  • how citizens, businesses and other organisations can participate;
  • the procedures which are followed to ensure the Council is 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.

Part 1 – ARTICLES (PDF, 92.45 KB) – contains the Articles which give a broad overview of the constitution and the way the Council is organised

Part 2 – RESPONSIBILITY FOR COUNCIL FUNCTIONS (PDF, 1.53 MB) – sets out Responsibilities for Council Decisions

Part 3 – STANDING ORDERS (PDF, 477.1 KB) – sets out the Standing Orders of the Council

Part 4 – CODES OF CONDUCT (PDF, 225.74 KB)-sets out the detailed procedural rules which govern the conduct of the council’s business and the decision-making process

Part 5 – MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCES SCHEME (PDF, 37.83 KB) – sets out the Members Allowances Scheme

Part 6 – MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE (PDF, 118.53 KB)– describes the management structure of the Council

Full Constitution