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Council constitution

The council's constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable.

Some of the processes are required by law, while others are a matter for the council to choose.

The full constitution can be downloaded below.


Panels are non-decision making bodies. They do not form part of the constitution. Their terms of reference can also be found below.


Section 1 - Introduction

Section 6 - Scrutiny

Cabinet Panel: Community

Cabinet Panel: Place