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Council constitution

The District Council has adopted a Constitution that sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.  Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.

The Constitution is divided in 15 articles - that set out the basic rules governing the Council's business.  More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end of the document.

Constitution Part 1 - Summary and Explanation [PDF 34KB]

Constitution Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution [PDF 126KB]

Constitution Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions [PDF 286KB]

Constitution Part 4 - Rules of Procedure [PDF 165KB]

Constitution Part 5 - Codes and Protocols [PDF 472KB]

Constitution Part 6 - Members' Allowance Scheme [PDF 15KB]

Constitution Part 7 - Management Structure [PDF 29KB]

Constitution Part 8 - Contract Standing Orders [PDF 155KB]

Constitution Part 9 - Financial Regulations [PDF 102KB]

The Constitution is kept under review and amendments are approved at the Annual Meeting of the Council in May each year, or at other times as necessary.



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