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 following Parts of the Constitution were approved at the Council Meeting on 6 February 2013:
- Part 2 - Articles 4, 7, 9, 11,12 and 16
- Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions
- Part 4 - Council Procedure Rules and Miscellaneous Matters
- Part 4 - Contracts Standing Orders
- Part 4 - Access to Information Rules
- Part 4 - Executive Procedure Rules
- Part 5 - Officers’ Code of Conduct
- Part 5 - Protocol for Member/Officer Relations
- Part 7 - Management Structure and Proper Officers
Full details are available of these changes to the Constitution.
Leader's Scheme of Delegation
The Leader of the Council 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 index to the Constitution (Amended February 2013). (25.2 KB)
An introduction to the Constitution (Amended February 2013). (23.2 KB)
The 16 Articles set out the basic rules of how the Council operates (Amended February 2013). (119 KB)
Details of the bodies and individuals within the Council that are responsible for carrying out particular functions (Amended February (148 KB)
Details of how the Council and its decision making structure operates (Amended February 2013). (744 KB)
Details of the standards that are expected of councillors and officers (Amended February 2013) (753 KB)
The scheme of payment to councillors and co-opted members that applies to 31 March 2014 (Revised 15 May 2013). (221 KB)
Our senior management structure and areas of responsibility (Amended February 2013). (67.2 KB)