Explains how we operate and make decisions.

The purpose of the Constitution is to:

  1. enable the Council to provide clear leadership to the community in partnership with members of the public, businesses and other organisations;
  2. support the active involvement of members of the public in the process of local authority decision-making;
  3. help Councillors represent their constituents more effectively;
  4. enable decisions to be taken efficiently and effectively;
  5. create a powerful and effective means of holding decision-makers to public account;
  6. ensure that no one will review or scrutinise a decision in which they were directly involved;
  7. ensure that those responsible for decision-making are clearly identifiable to local people and that they explain the reasons for decisions; and
  8. provide a means of improving the delivery of services to the community.
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