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Constitution of the council

Our constitution sets out how we operate, how decisions are made and the rules and procedures we follow to ensure our work is efficient and transparent and that we are accountable to local people.

View the Constitution of the Council (PDF, 6Mb).

An annual review of the constitution is carried out each year. The last annual review took place in May 2017.

The constitution was updated on 9 August and 30 September 2016 to reflect the new structure of our Corporate Management Team and officer scheme of delegations. Further revisions were made in October and November 2016 to the Officer Scheme of Delegation and the Members' Allowances Scheme.

This version replaces all previous versions.