The Constitution sets out how the Authority operates, the various bodies which make up the Authority, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed.
Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.
The Council has adopted a revised Constitution which came into effect on 18 November 2016 and has been updated in January 2018, June 2019 and January 2020, July 2020, February 2021 and March 2021 following Constitutional changes adopted by Council.
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Getting Involved - Members of the Public
Part 5 of Section 2 sets out how members of the public can get involved.
This includes the following:
Public Questions at Full Council
The Constitution provides the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions at Council. The details of how to submit a question is set out in the Guidance Note and Form.
Overview and Scrutiny Committees
Members of the public are welcome to make suggestions as to issues which Overview and Scrutiny Committees should review and report on and to submit their views in writing on such suggested issues and to submit views in writing on matters being considered by Overview and Scrutiny Committees.
Democratic and Scrutiny Support Manager
Tel: 01437 775719