Information about Constitution

The Constitution sets out

·       how the Council operates; how decisions are taken; and who has the power to take which decisions

·       the procedures, codes and protocols to be followed to ensure decisions are made efficiently, transparently and with accountability to local people


Some of these processes are required by law. Others are a matter for the Council to choose. In the case of any conflict between the Constitution and legislation, the legislation will prevail.


The Constitution is periodically updated to incorporate current legislation and to reflect any changes which the Council has decided to make.


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