Constitution - Friday, 3rd November, 2023

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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 13 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.


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.



Part 1 - Summary & Explanation pdf icon PDF 100 KB


Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution (Updated 1/8/23) pdf icon PDF 256 KB


Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions (Updated 7/9/23) pdf icon PDF 563 KB


Part 4 - Rules of Procedure (Updated 1/8/23) pdf icon PDF 360 KB


Part 5 - Codes and Protocols (Updated 28/9/23) pdf icon PDF 462 KB


Part 6 - Members Allowance Scheme (Updated 3/11/23) pdf icon PDF 135 KB


Part 7 - Management Structure (Updated 6/11/23) pdf icon PDF 138 KB


Part 8 - Contract Standing Orders (Updated 4/01/23) pdf icon PDF 358 KB


Part 9 - Financial Regulations (Updated 28/9/23) pdf icon PDF 499 KB