County Council has a Constitution which sets out how the Council operates, how
decisions are made and the procedures that 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 the Council to choose.
Individual sections of the Constitution can be read below. There are seven Parts to the Constitution
1 - Summary and Explanation
2 - Articles of the Constitution
3 - Responsbility for Functions (subdivided into five parts, A to E)
4 - Rules of Procedure
5 - Codes and Protocols
6 - Members' Allowances Scheme
7 - Management Structure.