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Constitution
Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Contact: Alison Marston 

Note: The Council is currently updating its constitution and set up a constitution review group. As changes to the constitution are approved, they will be updated. Therefore, before relying on the content of the online version of the constitution, please check with democracy@welhat.gov.uk as there may be an agreed update that is yet to be published. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Front Page pdf icon PDF 93 KB

1a

PART 1 - Summary of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 142 KB

2.

PART 2 - Articles of the Constitution

2a

Article 1 - General and Purpose of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 66 KB

2b

Article 2 - Members of the Council pdf icon PDF 118 KB

2c

Article 3 - Citizens and the Council pdf icon PDF 75 KB

2d

Article 4 - The Council pdf icon PDF 30 KB

2e

Article 5 - Chairing the Council pdf icon PDF 110 KB

2f

Article 6 - Overview and Scrutiny Arrangements pdf icon PDF 102 KB

2g

Article 7 - The Cabinet pdf icon PDF 73 KB

2h

Article 8 - Non Executive Committees pdf icon PDF 105 KB

2i

Article 9 - The Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 139 KB

2j

Article 10 - Area Committees and Forums pdf icon PDF 57 KB

2k

Article 11 - Joint Arrangements pdf icon PDF 67 KB

2l

Article 12 - Officers pdf icon PDF 240 KB

2m

Article 13 - Decision Making pdf icon PDF 13 KB

2n

Article 14 - Finance, Contracts and Legal Matters pdf icon PDF 9 KB

2o

Article 15 - Monitoring and Review of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 11 KB

2p

Article 16 - Suspension, Interpretation and Publication of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 67 KB

3.

PART 3 - Responsibility for Functions

3a

Responsibility for Functions - Council/Cabinet/Committees/Panels/Boards/Groups pdf icon PDF 560 KB

Additional documents:

3b

Members of the Cabinet/Lead Members pdf icon PDF 9 KB

3c

Responsibility for Local Choice Functions pdf icon PDF 114 KB

3d

Corporate Management Team pdf icon PDF 14 KB

3e

General Powers Applicable to all Corporate Directors pdf icon PDF 77 KB

3f

Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 29 KB

3g

Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) pdf icon PDF 269 KB

3h

Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) pdf icon PDF 370 KB

3i

Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) pdf icon PDF 164 KB

3j

Tenants Panel pdf icon PDF 90 KB

3k

Proper Officers pdf icon PDF 141 KB

4.

PART 4 - Rules of Procedure

4a

Council Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 113 KB

4b

Rules of General Application to all Committees and Petitions pdf icon PDF 125 KB

4c

Access to Information Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 153 KB

4d

Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 132 KB

4e

Cabinet Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 219 KB

4f

Operation of the Overview and Scrutiny Function Protocol pdf icon PDF 254 KB

4g

Financial Regulations pdf icon PDF 274 KB

4h

Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 527 KB

4i

Officer Employment Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 83 KB

5.

PART 5 - Codes and Protocols

5a

Code of Conduct for Members pdf icon PDF 535 KB

5b

Social Media Protocol pdf icon PDF 293 KB

5c

Local Code of Guidance for Members and Officers involved in Planning Matters pdf icon PDF 132 KB

5d

Register of Members' Interests pdf icon PDF 88 KB

5e

Officers' Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 84 KB

5f

Protocol on Member/Officer Relations pdf icon PDF 169 KB

5g

Protocol for Filming, Videoing, Photography and Audio Recording at Council Meetings pdf icon PDF 81 KB

6.

PART 6 - Members' Allowances

6a

Members Allowances Scheme pdf icon PDF 103 KB

7.

PART 7 - Management Structure

7a

Management Structure/Responsibilities pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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PART 8 - Member Role Descriptions pdf icon PDF 104 KB