The constitution document contains the rules
about council decision-making and makes it clear by whom and in
what circumstances those decisions can be made.
It explains procedures that allow the
council’s actions to be questioned and scrutinised.
The document features:
a summary and explanation
articles committing the council to providing open responsive local
government and leadership
an explanation of the rights of citizens and how the key parts of
the council operate
responsibility for functions by various committees, the scrutiny
commission, the executive, plus delegated powers
rules of procedure
codes and protocols
members’ allowances scheme