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Constitution - Wednesday, 26th May, 2021

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Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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Chapter 1 provides an overview of how the Council operates, what the key parts of the Constitution cover and what rights members of the public have:

 

1.    Introduction to Decision Making

2.    Introduction, Summary and Explanation

3.    Members’ Roles

4.    Senior Leadership Team

2.

Chapter 2 -RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNCTIONS pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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Chapter 2 sets out the way in which functions have been allocated and which decision-making body/person within the Council has responsibility for making those decisions:

 

1     Council Functions and Procedure Rules

2     Cabinet Functions and Procedure Rules

3     Decision Making Structure

4     Officer Scheme of Delegation

5     Cabinet Scheme of Delegation

6     Audit and Standards Committee – Functions and Procedure Rules

7     Employment Committee – Functions and Procedure Rules

8     Licensing Committee – Functions and Procedure Rules

9     Planning Committee – Functions and Procedure Rules

10  Scrutiny Committee – Functions and Procedure Rules

11  Joint Staff Working Group – Functions and Procedure Rules

 

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Chapter 3 - PROCEDURE RULES pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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Chapter 3 contains procedural rules relating to all Council activities:

 

1     Meetings General Procedure Rules

2     Call In Procedure Rules

3     Access to Information Procedure Rules

4     Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules

5     Officer Employment Procedure Rules

6     Financial Procedure Rules

7     Contract Procedure Rules

8     Substitute Procedure Rules

 

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Chapter 4 - CODES AND PROTOCOLS pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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Chapter 4 contains the Codes and Protocols to be followed by the Council:

 

1     Petitions Scheme

2     Proper Officer Designations

3     Member Code of Conduct

4     Code of Conduct for dealing with Planning Matters

5     Officers’ Code of Conduct

6     Protocol on Officer/Member Relations

7     Executive/Scrutiny Protocol

 

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Chapter 5 - MEMBER ALLOWANCES SCHEME pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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Chapter 5 details the Members’ Allowance Scheme and contains the list of allowances payable to Councillors:

 

1  Members’ Allowance Scheme

 

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Chapter 6 - GLOSSARY pdf icon PDF 87 KB

 

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Chapter 6 contains a glossary which is designed to help the reader understand the terminology used in the Constitution and in Council-related business.  It is recognised that local government has its own ‘language’ just like any other business and therefore this glossary is designed to help with understanding the Council’s decision-making and the way the Council works.

 

This glossary will be regularly reviewed and updated to take account of new concepts and words that are raised in Council business:

 

1  Glossary