Constitution

Local councils, unlike principal authorities are not required by law to adopt a constitution, however they do need to adopt Standing Orders and Financial Regulations and to have other governing documents such as a Members Code of Conduct and a Publication Scheme.

Local councils are required to have statutory governance documents, which need to be published in accordance with the Local Transparency Code 2015, as well as a number of other documents to help make its dealings more transparent to local people and businesses. The purpose is to enable local people to understand how their Town is being governed and how they can become involved in the decision making.

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