Transparency Code Metadata (Council Constitution)
Why we publish this type of data/information
Legally, Councils are required to make their Constitution available for inspection at their offices under Section 9P of the Local Government Act 2000.
As part of our ongoing commitment to increase openness and transparency we also publish details of our Constitution on our website.
Other related information
The Constitution sets out how we operate, 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.
What information is included in this data?
The Constitution is divided into 15 articles which set out the basic rules governing our business. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end of the document.
What information is not included in this data?
The Constitution documents (i.e. the articles, procedures and codes of practice) are prepared in accordance with the Local Government Act 2000. Therefore, all required information is contained within these documents.
This data is provided under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
How often do we publish this data?
Annually - We aim to provide this data within a month from the start of the new financial year (democratic processes permitting).
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Future plans for this data
The Constitution documents (i.e. the articles, procedures and codes of practice) are prepared in accordance with the Local Government Act 2000.
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What formats is the data available in?
Open Standards Level of this data
How to ask for more information
If you would like any further information relating to our Constitution, please contact us providing as much information as possible, e.g. basis of query; if it relates to the articles, processes or procedures, code of practice; etc.
Democratic and Legal Services - firstname.lastname@example.org
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