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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.

You can view the full constitution below.

Section 1 - Introduction

Section 4 - Full Council

Section 5 - The Cabinet

Section 6 - Scrutiny


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