Our Constitution is a document which 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 matters for the council to choose.

The Constitution is divided into 16 articles, which set out the basic rules governing council business. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end of the document.