Council Constitution

The Constitution sets out how the City Council operates and how decisions are made.

It details the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these matters are required by law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose. You can download the council constitution here​.

  • What's in the Constitution
  • Members of the Council
  • Citizens and the Council
  • The Council meetings
  • Chairing the Council
  • Overview and Scrutiny of Decisions
  • The Cabinet
  • Regulatory and other Committees
  • The Standards Committee
  • Area Committees
  • Joint Arrangements
  • Officers
  • Decision Making
  • Finance, Contracts and Legal Matters

If you have any questions regarding this, please email​