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The Constitution

The Constitution is divided into a number of sections which set out the basic rules governing our business.  These include detailed procedures and codes of practice.

Ethical framework [66KB]
Code of corporate governance [202KB]

Part 1

Part 1 - Summary and explanation [129KB]

Part 2

Part 2 - Articles [280KB]

Part 3

Part 3 - Responsibility for functions [27KB]
Part 3 - Table 1 - Matters which are the responsibility of Full Council [43KB]
Part 3 - Table 2 - Matters which are not the responsibility of the Executive [341KB]
Part 3 - Table 3 - Matters which are 'local choice' functions under section 13 of the Local Government Act, 2000 [122KB]
Part 3 - Table 4 - Functions which are the responsibility of the Executive [305KB]
Part 3 - Table 5 - Joint arrangements [25KB]
Part 3 - Table 6 - Designation of Proper Officers and Authorised Officers [158KB]
Part 3 - Table 7 - Delegation to officers [280KB]

Part 4

Part 4 - Council Meeting procedure rules [390KB]
Part 4 - Access to information procedure rules [309KB]
Part 4 - Budget and Policy Framework procedure rules [86KB]
Part 4 - Cabinet procedure rules [294KB]
Part 4 - Overview and Scrutiny Panel procedure rules [315KB]
Part 4 - Financial regulations and procedure rules [550KB]
Part 4 - Committees and Sub Committees procedure rules [270KB]
Part 4 - Procurement procedure rules [805KB]
Part 4 - Officer employment procedure rules [257KB]

Part 5

Part 5 - Code of conduct for Members [29KB]
Part 5 - Code of conduct for Members - Gifts and hospitality [62KB]
Part 5 - Protocol on planning matters for Members and Officers [264KB]
Part 5 - Protocol between the District Council and it's Monitoring Officer [39KB]
Part 5 - Protocol on Councillor - Officer Relations [123KB]
Part 5 - Protocol on Portfolio Holder's involvement in the Scrutiny process [57KB]
Part 5 - Protocol for decision making by an individual Member [212KB]
Part 5 - Protocol on use of resources by Members of the Council [63KB]

Part 6

Part 6 - Members Allowance Scheme [138KB]

Part 7

Senior Management Structure