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Decision details

Review of the Constitution and Governance Procedures

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To provide the Executive with a proposed framework for the review of the Constitution and Governance, to identify the issues to be addressed, the process to be undertaken and a draft timescale for completion. The proposed framework will include plans for future resident engagement.


Resolved:  (i)      That the proposals to review the Council’s Constitution and Governance arrangements using a 3-stage approach, as detailed in Option 2 at paragraph 9 of the report, be approved.


                   (ii)      That the review of the Constitution include consideration of the provisions regarding key decisions, to ensure that the legal requirements are met.


                   (iii)     That the Terms of Reference for Stage 2 of the review (governance arrangements) be agreed by the Leader and Deputy Leader, in consultation with the Chair of Audit & Governance Committee.


Reason:     To facilitate an expedited review of the Constitution document to ensure it is accurate and effective, and to enable a thorough and robust review of the Governance arrangements, taking into account the impact of any potential changes on all interested parties.

Report author: Suzan Harrington

Publication date: 27/09/2019

Date of decision: 26/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/09/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 01/10/2019

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