Transparency - The Council

Democracy and Decision Making

Council Constitution

The Constitution sets out how the Council operates, 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 a matter for the Council to choose.

Councillors Details and Allowances

To view information about Councillors pre 16 September 2020 - View historic Information about Councillors. To view the latest information please use our revised Councillor and Decision Making Portal.

The information provided includes details of Councillors and their appointments to the Cabinet and Committees, along with details of the Councillors' Allowance Scheme, reports from the Independent Remuneration Panel who set the level of allowances each year and the actual amounts paid to Councillors each year.

Committee Papers and Decision Making

To view Council published committee agendas pre 16 September 2020 View historic Council published committee agendas, papers and minutes of all its committees as well as papers relating to any decisions made under delegated authority. To view Council published committee agendas, papers and minutes after 16 September 2020, please use our revised Councillor and Decision Making Portal.

This includes papers for the Audit Committee who receives reports from the external auditors. Performance reports detailing our achievement of strategic objectives and financial targets are made to the Cabinet on a quarterly basis.