Council's constitution

Newark and Sherwood has a constitution which sets out how we operate, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to ensure these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.  Some of these processes are required by law, while others are a matter for the council to choose.

The constitution is divided into 6 Parts.

Part 1: Part 1 - Summary & Explanation (PDF File, 123kb)

This gives an overall view of the constitution and how the council operates.

Part 2: Part 2 - Responsibility for Functions (PDF File, 430kb)

Sets out the way in which functions have been allocated and which decision-making body/person within the council has responsibility ie whether a specific function has been allocated to the council, the operational committees, a regulatory committee or an officer to perform.

Part 3: Part 3 - Rules of Procedure (PDF File, 815kb)

Sets out the procedural rules of all functions carried out by the council and its committees, including rules on debate in meetings, access to documents and the financial regulations of the authority.

Part 4: Part 4 - Codes and Protocols (PDF File, 714kb)

Sets out codes and protocols for members and officers.  It includes: members and officers’ codes of conduct, member/officer relations, protocol for members on hospitality and gifts, protocol for members on dealing with planning matters and a whistle blowing policy.

Part 5: Part 5 - Members Allowance Scheme (PDF File, 87kb)

Part 6: Part 6 - Management Structure (PDF File, 61kb) Part 6 - Management Structure Chart (PDF File, 49kb)

‌Part 7: Part 7 - Index (PDF File, 60kb) Part 7 - Index Listings (PDF File, 134kb)

‌Because the constitution is such a large document, it has been divided into a number of smaller parts in order to reduce download time.  We apologise if this causes you any inconvenience.

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Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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