The Constitution

The constitution is a written legal document that guides the council on its decision making processes. It provides a basis and framework for our councillors and officers to work within, and ensures honesty, accountability and lawful decision making. The constitution is split into chapters, with the introduction setting out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that they are efficient, open and accountable to local people. Some of these procedures are required by law; others are a matter for the council to choose.

Information about The Constitution

The Constitution has been revised in April 2018 to take account of a new corporate structure and responsibilities as well as portfolio holder responsibilities.