Council constitution

Our constitution sets out how our organisation operates, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to ensure that these decisions are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Although the law requires some of these procedures, others are a matter for us to choose.

Contents: Index (PDF 20kb)

Part 1: Summary and Explanation (PDF)

Part 2: Articles of the Constitution (PDF)

Part 3: Responsibility for Functions (PDF)

Part 4: Rules of Procedures (PDF)

Part 5: Codes and Protocols (PDF)

Part 6: Councillors' Salaries, Expenses and Allowances Payments (PDF)

Part 7: Management Structure (PDF)