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Constitution

The Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed in reaching those decisions.   The Constitution is divided into chapters.   The list of the contents linked to the relevant chapters is set out below.

adobe icon Members of the Cabinet, Review Panels and Committees [15kb]
adobe icon Summary and Explanation [36kb]
adobe icon Purpose of the Constitution [13kb]
adobe icon Description of the Council's Political Structures [98kb]


SECTION 1 - THE EXECUTIVE

Chapter 1adobe icon Deleted Chapter [11kb]
Chapter 2adobe icon Role of the Leader of the Council [16kb]
Chapter 3adobe icon Procedure for Removing and Replacing the Leader of the Council [18kb]
Chapter 4adobe icon Deleted Chapter [11kb]
Chapter 5adobe icon Deleted Chapter [11kb]
Chapter 6adobe icon Deleted Chapter [11kb]
Chapter 7adobe icon Procedure for Making Urgent Decisions Outside Policy [20kb]
Chapter 8adobe icon Call in Procedures for Executive Decisions [19kb]


SECTION 2 - REVIEW PANELS

Chapter 9adobe icon Terms of Reference of Review Panels [22kb]
Chapter 10adobe icon Review Panels - Operational Rights and Rights of Access to Information [29kb]
Chapter 11adobe icon Role of Review Chairmen [17kb]


SECTION 3 - THE COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES

Chapter 12adobe icon Delegations from Council to Committees and Panels [15kb]
Chapter 13adobe icon Terms of Reference of Committees [28kb]
Chapter 14adobe icon Roles of Committee Chairmen [20kb]
Chapter 15adobe icon Role of the Chairman of the Council [13kb]
Chapter 16adobe icon Role of the Vice-Chairman of the Council [14kb]
Chapter 17adobe icon Role of all Members as Elected Representatives [17kb]
Chapter 18adobe icon Role of Opposition Group Leaders [22kb]


SECTION 4 - SETTING STRATEGIC PLANS AND BUDGET, BEST VALUE, AND RESOLVING DISPUTES BETWEEN COUNCIL  AND CABINET

Chapter 19adobe icon Procedure for Setting Strategic Plans, Policy and Budget [21kb]
Chapter 20adobe icon Deleted Chapter [11kb]
Chapter 21adobe icon Procedure for Resolving Disputes Between Council and Cabinet [16kb]


SECTION 5 - STANDING ORDERS, CODES AND WORKING DOCUMENTS

Chapter 22adobe icon Working Together - Statement of Partnership with Local Councils [52kb]
Chapter 23adobe icon Standing Orders for Meetings [135kb]
Chapter 24adobe icon Procedure for Public Participation at Meetings [22kb]
Chapter 25adobe icon Financial Regulations [103kb]
Chapter 26adobe icon Standing Orders as to Contracts [312kb]
Chapter 27adobe icon Standing Orders for General Procedures [46kb]
Chapter 28adobe icon Appointment and Dismissal of Employees [19kb]
Chapter 29adobe icon Members' Allowances Scheme [55kb]
Chapter 30adobe icon Local Code for Member/Officer Relations [39kb]
Chapter 31adobe icon Tenant Consultation Arrangements [79kb]
Chapter 32adobe icon Code of Conduct [12kb]
Chapter 33adobe icon Local Code of Conduct for Councillors and Officers Dealing with Planning Matters [38kb]
Chapter 34adobe icon Code of Conduct for Employees [16kb]
Chapter 35adobe icon Policy Statement - Access to Information [8kb]
Chapter 36adobe icon Indemnity of Members and Officers [16kb]
Chapter 37Aadobe icon Information and Communications Technology Security - Members [119kb]
Chapter 37Badobe icon Information and Communications Technology Security - Employees [292kb]
Chapter 38adobe icon Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy [157kb]
Chapter 39adobe icon Whistle Blowing at Work Policy [38kb]
Chapter 40adobe icon Role and Responsibilities of the Monitoring Officer [22kb]
Chapter 41adobe icon Roles and Responsibilities of the Chief Finance Officer [23kb]
Updated: 11 May 2016
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