The council's 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 us to choose.
The constitution is divided into 17 articles which set out the basic rules governing business.
More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end of the document:
Access to Information Procedure Rules
Budget & Policy Framework Procedure Rules
Council Procedure Rules
Dispute Resolution Procedure
Executive Procedure Rules
Overview & Scrutiny Procedure Rules
Members Code of Conduct