The Constitution is split into 7 parts and 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 law, whilst others are a matter for the Council to choose.
Changes to the Constitution
The majority of the changes to the Constitution are approved at meetings of Full Council or the Annual General Meeting.
The Director of Legal and Governance has delegated authority, in consultation with the Lord Mayor, to make minor changes to the Constitution.
Leader's Scheme of Delegation
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Julie Dore, determines the Scheme of Delegation for Executive Functions. This is separate to the Constitution.
If you require any further information please contact Paul Robinson, Head of Democratic Services (Council & Members) on telephone number 0114 273 4029 or email email@example.com.
The full Constitution (Amended September 2013). (1.79 MB)
The contents to the Constitution. (19.1 KB)
An introduction to the Constitution. (23.9 KB)
The 16 Articles set out the basic rules of how the Council operates (Amended September 2013). (130 KB)
Details of the bodies and individuals within the Council that are responsible for carrying out particular functions (Amended September 2013) (159 KB)
Details of how the Council and its decision making structure operates (Amended September 2013). (724 KB)
Details of the standards that are expected of councillors and officers (Amended September 2013). (755 KB)
The Scheme of payment to councillors and co-opted members that applies to 31 March 2014 (Amended September 2013). (42.0 KB)
Details of our management structure and areas of responsibility (Amended September 2013). (72.5 KB)