Council Constitution

How we're organised, how we operate and what your rights are

We are committed to efficient and effective decision-making which is transparent and accountable and encourages people in the community to get involved.

To guide us in these aims, we have developed a Council Constitution.

Read our constitution

It contains:

  • details of our decision-making structures and processes
  • standing orders or rules that govern how meetings are conducted
  • a Scheme of Delegation to Officers, which details functions of the Council that have been delegated to officers
  • financial regulations for how the Council must conduct its financial business
  • various codes, including the Code of Conduct for Members and the Officer/Member Relations Code
  • your rights in your dealings with Hart