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Agenda item

Constitutional Changes


The report was formally moved by Councillor Stringer and Councillor Byers then spoke to move the report. The report was seconded by Councillor Christie.


Councillor Williams and Kohler also spoke on the item.


The report was put to a vote and was agreed.




A. That Council agreed to adopt the following amended parts of the Constitution attached as appendices A-J to this report*:

(i) Part 1 – Summary and explanation

(ii) Part 2 – Articles

(iii) Part 3A – Responsibility for Local Choice Functions

(iv) Part 3B – Responsibility for Non-Executive Council Functions

(v) Part 3C - – Responsibility for Executive Functions

(vi) Part 4A- Council Procedure Rules

(vii) Part 4B -Access to Information Procedure Rules

(viii) Part 4C – Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules

(iv) Part 4D - Cabinet Procedure Rules

 (ix) Part 4E – Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

*Tracked changes versions of the appendices are available from Democracy Services on request. A table setting out the substantive proposed changes is attached as appendix K.

B. That Council adopted the Scheme of Delegation to Officers attached as appendix L to this report insofar as it relates to non-executive functions and to endorse it insofar as it relates to executive functions and to agree it will form Part 3E and replace existing parts 3E, 3F and 7B of the constitution;

C. That Council agreed the arrangements for meetings set out in paragraphs 2.5.13 – 2.5.22 and the protocol attached as appendix M, subject to review in six months.

D. That Council agreed that the changes shall come into effect on 8 July and to authorise the Monitoring Officer to make such consequential and minor drafting amendments as she considers reasonably necessary including, without limitation, to renumber the parts of the constitution as appropriate

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