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Constitution

The 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 to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.  PDF versions of the current and previous versions of the 2012 Constitution are available at the bottom of this page.

The Constitution is split into six parts:

  • Part 1
    Introduction
  • Part 2
    Policy Framework
  • Part 3
    Transparency
    Access to information and meetings
  • Part 4
    Accountability
    Responsibility for functions
  • Part 5
    Democracy
    Procedures
  • Part 6
    Governance

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