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The Vale of Glamorgan Council Constitution provides an important means of enabling councillors, officers, citizens and stakeholders to understand how the council makes decisions and who is responsible for those decisions.

 

Section 37 of the Act requires each local authority to prepare, keep up to date and publicise the Constitution.

 

 

Constituton

CONTENTS

 

SECTION 1

Introduction

SECTION 2

 Purpose, Definition, Interpretation and Amendment of the Constitution

SECTION 3

 Getting Information and Getting Involved

SECTION 4

 Full Council

SECTION 5

 The Executive (“Cabinet”)

SECTION 6

 The Leader

SECTION 7

 Overview and Scrutiny Committees

SECTION 8

 The Standards Committee

SECTION 9

 Regulatory Committees

SECTION 10

 Joint Committees

SECTION 11

 Officers

SECTION 12

 Finance, Contracts and Legal Matters

SECTION 13

 Responsibility for Functions – Summary

SECTION 14

 Access to Information Procedure Rules

SECTION 15

 Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules

SECTION 16

 Financial Procedure Rules

SECTION 17

 Contracts Procedure Rules

SECTION 18

 Code of Conduct for Members

SECTION 19

 Guides to Public Speaking at Committees

SECTION 20

 Code of Conduct for Qualifying Employees of the Council

SECTION 21

 Protocol on Member / Officer Relations

SECTION 22

 Code of Corporate Governance

SECTION 23

 Confidential Reporting (“Whistleblowing Policy”) Code

SECTION 24

 Member Role Descriptions

SECTION 25

 Officer Delegations

SECTION 26

 Members’ Allowances Scheme