The Council also has a Constitution which 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 to local people.
The purpose of the Constitution is to:
Enable the Council to provide clear leadership to the community in partnership
with citizens, businesses and other organisations
Support the active involvement of citizens in the process of local authority
Help Councillors represent their constituents more effectively
Enable decisions to be taken efficiently and effectively
Create a powerful and effective means of holding decision-makers to public
account for the decisions they have made
Ensure that no Member will review or scrutinise a recommendation by the
Strategy Group in which they were directly involved
Ensure that those responsible for decision making are clearly identifiable to
local people and that they explain the reasons for decisions
Provide a means of improving the delivery of services to the community.
Download a copy of the Constitution