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The Constitution

The Constitution sets out:

  • How the Council operates and how decisions are made
  • How citizens, businesses and other organisations can participate
  • The procedures to ensure the Council is efficient, transparent and accountable.

Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are matters for us to choose.

The Constitution is divided into six different parts:

  1. An overview of the Constitution and how the Council is organised
  2. Responsibilities and powers of Council, the Cabinet, committees and officers
  3. Procedure rules of Council’s business and the decision-making process
  4. Codes of conduct to be followed by councillors and employees
  5. Members allowances scheme of allowances payable to councillors
  6. The management structure of the Council.
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