Council constitution

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.

Constitution Part 1 - Summary and Explanation (2021) [PDF 145KB]

Constitution Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution (2021) [PDF 255KB]

Constitution Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions (2021) [PDF 599KB]

Constitution Part 4 - Rules of Procedure (2021) [PDF 340KB]

Constitution Part 5 - Codes and Protocols (2021) [PDF 604KB]

Constitution Part 6 - Members' Allowance Scheme (2021) [PDF 104KB]

Constitution Part 7 - Management Structure (2021) [PDF 166KB]

Constitution Part 8 - Contract Standing Orders (2021) [PDF 420KB]

Constitution Part 9 - Financial Regulations (2021) [PDF 237KB]

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.