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Updated by Full Council, Constitution - Tuesday, 22nd February, 2022

Items
No. Item

1.

Summary and Explanation pdf icon PDF 248 KB

This is the current section which provides an introduction to the Constitution and includes information on the Council’s composition and the rights of the public which the Council serves.

 

2.

Members of the Council pdf icon PDF 89 KB

This section sets out the rights and duties of councillors who are elected to the Council.

 

3.

Decision Making Structure pdf icon PDF 200 KB

This details the Council’s decision making bodies, including terms of reference (which includes their membership and areas of work).

 

4.

Council Meeting Procedural Rules pdf icon PDF 993 KB

This details the procedural rules that apply to full Council and Committee meetings when they convene to make decisions.

 

5.

Area Committees and Joint Arrangements pdf icon PDF 100 KB

This details the powers of the Council to set up Area Committees and committees with members other than district others arrangements (known as Joint Arrangements).

 

6.

Officer and Scheme of Delegations pdf icon PDF 295 KB

This details the decisions which Council determine may be made by senior officers within the confines of Council adopted policy and budget limits.

Additional documents:

CODES, PROTOCOLS AND MISCELLANEOUS PROCEDURE RULES WHICH APPLY TO THE COUNCIL

7.

Financial Procedures:

7a

Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 287 KB

7b

Financial Instruments pdf icon PDF 6 MB

7c

Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 1 MB

8.

Member Procedures

8a

District Councillor Role Definition pdf icon PDF 82 KB

8b

Call-in Procedure for Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 129 KB

8c

Protocol for Shadow Executive Members pdf icon PDF 204 KB

8d

Councillor Call for Action pdf icon PDF 340 KB

8e

Guidance for Planning pdf icon PDF 540 KB

8f

Allowances Scheme pdf icon PDF 308 KB

9.

Officer Procedures and Operation

9a

Employment Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 162 KB

9b

Management structure pdf icon PDF 484 KB

10.

Conduct

10a

Members Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 569 KB

Additional documents:

10b

Officer and Member Protocol pdf icon PDF 225 KB

10c

Officers' Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 786 KB

10d

Anti Fraud, Theft and Corruption Strategy pdf icon PDF 375 KB

10e

Whistleblowing Policy pdf icon PDF 229 KB