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Council constitution

Pen and paper

The articles of the Constitution set out the basic principles that underlie the way the council operates.

View the full constitution in separate parts

You can also download a copy of the Icon for pdf Council's Full Constitution [6.34MB] here.

We also have an Icon for pdf Easy Read document on the Council's Constitution [137.71KB].

The other parts of the constitution include:

  • details of the council and the committees to which the council has delegated various powers and the functions that are the responsibility of the executive
  • the terms of reference of the various committees and other bodies
  • the standing orders that regulate the proceedings at meetings
  • financial regulation's
  • the code of practice for the procurement of works, supplies and services
  • codes of conduct for members and employees
  • the schedule for the payment of member's allowances
  • and a description of the management structure of the council's workforce.

Summary of the Constitution

A summary of the Council's Constitution.

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