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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 [144KB]
Code of corporate governance [66KB]

Part 1

Part 1 - Summary and explanation [115KB]

Part 2

Part 2 - Articles [239KB]

Part 3

Part 3 - Responsibility for functions [7KB]
Part 3 - Table 1 - Matters which are the responsibility of Full Council [12KB]
Part 3 - Table 2 - Matters which are not the responsibility of the Executive [92KB]
Part 3 - Table 3 - Matters which are 'local choice' functions under section 13 of the Local Government Act, 2000 [77KB]
Part 3 - Table 4 - Functions which are the responsibility of the Executive [208KB]
Part 3 - Table 5 - Joint arrangements [9KB]
Part 3 - Table 6 - Designation of Proper Officers and Authorised Officers [91KB]
Part 3 - Table 7 - Delegation to officers [180KB]

Part 4

Part 4 - Council Meeting procedure rules [151KB]
Part 4 - Access to information procedure rules [184KB]
Part 4 - Budget and Policy Framework procedure rules [141KB]
Part 4 - Cabinet procedure rules [147KB]
Part 4 - Overview and Scrutiny Panel procedure rules [181KB]
Part 4 - Financial regulations and procedure rules [726KB]
Part 4 - Committees and Sub Committees procedure rules [199KB]
Part 4 - Procurement procedure rules [768KB]
Part 4 - Officer employment procedure rules [85KB]

Part 5

Part 5 - Code of conduct for Members [88KB]
Part 5 - Code of conduct for Members - Gifts and hospitality [78KB]
Part 5 - Protocol on planning matters for Members and Officers [125KB]
Part 5 - Protocol between the District Council and it's Monitoring Officer [69KB]
Part 5 - Protocol on Councillor - Officer Relations [111KB]
Part 5 - Protocol on Portfolio Holder's involvement in the Scrutiny process [170KB]
Part 5 - Protocol for decision making by an individual Member [117KB]
Part 5 - Protocol on use of resources by Members of the Council [30KB]

Part 6

Part 6 - Members Allowance Scheme [63KB]

Part 7

Part 7 - Management structure [465KB]