Constitution

Approved by the Council on 24 April 2002 to take effect from 15 May 2002 and incorporating amendments approved by the Council to 29 April 2015.

  1. PDFThe Constitution Title Page and Index [PDF 38KB]  Updated April 2016;

  2. PDFPart 1 - Summary and Explanation [PDF 28KB]  Updated April 2016;

  3. Part 2 - Articles:

    1. PDFThe Constitution [PDF 15KB] ;
    2. PDFMembers of the Council [PDF 82KB] ;
    3. PDFCitizens and the Council [PDF 61KB] ;
    4. PDFThe Full Council [PDF 83KB] ;
    5. PDFChairing the Council [PDF 15KB] ;
    6. PDFOverview and Scrutiny [PDF 95KB] ;
    7. PDFThe Executive (the Cabinet) [PDF 82KB] ;
    8. PDFRegulatory and Other Committees [PDF 75KB] ;
    9. PDFThe Standards Committee [PDF 19KB] ;
    10. PDFArea forums and committees [PDF 17KB] ;
    11. PDFJoint Arrangements [PDF 58KB] ;
    12. PDFOfficers [PDF 39KB] Updated April 2016;
    13. PDFDecision Making [PDF 27KB] ;
    14. PDFFinance, Contracts and Legal Matters [PDF 54KB] ;
    15. PDFReview and Revision of the Constitution [PDF 36KB] ;
    16. PDFSuspension, Interpretation and Publication of the Constitution [PDF 54KB] ;
  4. Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions:

    1. PDFLocal Choice Functions [PDF 58KB] ;
    2. PDFCouncil Functions [PDF 71KB] Updated April 2016;
    3. PDFExecutive Functions [PDF 25KB] ;
    4. PDFTerms of Reference of Council Committees [PDF 55KB] Updated April 2016;
      • Standards Committee;
      • Planning Committee;
      • Licensing and Regulatory Committee;
      • Employment Committee;
      • Appeals Panel;
      • Audit Committee;
      • Governance and Business Committee;
      • Health and Wellbeing Board;
    5. PDFOfficer Delegation Scheme [PDF 56KB] Updated April 2016;

      • Proper Officer Appointment;
  5. Part 4 - Rules of Procedure:

    1. PDFCouncil procedure rules [PDF 217KB] ;
    2. PDFAccess to information procedure rules [PDF 123KB] ;
    3. PDFBudget and policy framework procedure rules [PDF 35KB] ;
    4. PDFExecutive procedure rules [PDF 190KB] ;
    5. PDFOverview and scrutiny procedure rules [PDF 125KB] ;
    6. PDFCommittee procedure rules [PDF 32KB] ;
    7. PDFHealth and Wellbeing Board procedure rules [PDF 30KB] Updated April 2016;
    8. PDFFinancial procedure rules [PDF 63KB] ;
    9. PDFContracts Procedure Rules [PDF 216KB] ;
    10. PDFOfficer employment procedure rules [PDF 45KB] ;
  6. Part 5 - Codes and Protocols;

    1. PDFCode of conduct for members [PDF 36KB] ;
    2. PDFCode of conduct for council employees [PDF 140KB] ;
    3. PDFConventions on member - officer relations [PDF 60KB] ;
    4. PDFMembers planning code of practice [PDF 51KB] ;
    5. PDFYorkshire and the Humber Councils Joint Health Scrutiny Protocol [PDF 44KB] ;
    6. PDFMember Champions Protocol  [PDF 30KB] ;
    7. PDFAnti-fraud and corruption strategy [PDF 55KB] ;
    8. PDFAnti-bribery policy [PDF 56KB] ;
    9. PDFMedia protocols [PDF 38KB] ;
  7. PDFPart 6 - Register of members interest [PDF 14KB] ;

  8. PDFPart 7 - Members' allowances scheme [PDF 149KB] Updated April 2017;

  9. Members of the Cabinet, Committees and Panels, and Member representation on outside bodies:

  10. PDFManagement structure [PDF 13KB] .