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The Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that decisions 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.
Blaby District Council carried out a review of the Constitution and was approved by Council on 24 May 2016. The current version is available to download in bite-sized documents below.
Constitution of the Council
Introduction to the Constitution and how the Council operates.
Summary and Explanation
Basic rules governing the Council's business, and the rights of citizens.
Article 1 - Articles of the Constitution
Article 2 - Members of the Council
Article 3 - Citizens and the Council
Article 4 - The Full Council
Article 5 - Chairing the Council
Article 6 - Scrutiny Commission
Article 7 - The Cabinet Executive
Article 8 - The Standards Committee
Article 9 - Joint Arrangements
Article 10 - Officers
Article 11 - Decision Making
Article 12 - Finance, Contracts and Legal Matters
Article 13 - Review and Revision of the Constitution
Article 14 - Suspension, Interpretation and Publication of the Constitution
Who can take decisions, including the terms of reference for Committees and responsibilities given to officers.
Section 1 - Cabinet Executive
Section 2 - Local Choice
Section 3 - Functions not to be the Sole Responsibility of an Authority's Executive
Section 4 - Circumstances in which Functions are not to be the Responsibility of an Authority's Executive
Section 5 - Details of what the Law Prohibits from being the Responsibility of the Executive
Section 6 - The Council's Responsibility and Delegation of Council Functions and Officer Functions
Section 6 - Sub Section 1 - Appeals Committee
Section 6 - Sub Section 2 - Audit Committee
Section 6 - Sub Section 3 - Chief Executive Remuneration Panel
Section 6 - Sub Section 4 - Chief Executive, Directors and Chief Officer Appointments Committee
Section 6 - Sub Section 5 - Chief Executive, Directors and Chief Officers Disciplinary Committee
Section 6 - Sub Section 6 - Committee for Disciplinary Action - Independent Members
Section 6 - Sub Section 7 - Grievance Committee
Section 6 - Sub Section 8 - Independent Remuneration Panel
Section 6 - Sub Section 9 - Joint Consultative Committee
Section 6 - Sub Section 10 - Joint Health and Safety Committee
Section 6 - Sub Section 11 - Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Section 6 - Sub Section 12 - Member Development Steering Group
Section 6 - Sub Section 13 - Parish Remuneration Panel
Section 6 - Sub Section 14 - Planning Committee
Section 6 - Sub Section 15 - Scrutiny Commission
Section 6 - Sub Section 16 - Standards Committee
Section 7 - Joint Arrangements
Procedures for taking decisions and conducting meetings.
Section 1 Council Procedure Rules
Section 2 - Access to Information Procedure Rules
Section 3 - Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules
Section 4 - Cabinet Executive Procedure Rules
Section 5 - Scrutiny Procedure Rules (including Call-in Procedure + CCfA)
Section 6 - Officer Employment Procedure Rules
Section 7 - Planning Committee Procedure Rules
Section 8 - Election of Chairman of Committees, Sub-Committees and Panels Procedure Rules
Codes of Conduct for Members and employees, and other codes and protocols.
Section 1 - Code of Conduct (Members)
Section 1 - Appendix - Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
Section 2 - Voting Dispensations
Section 3 - Guidance on the Acceptance of Gifts and Hospitality (Members)
Section 3 - Sub Section 1 - Gifts and Hospitality - Good Practice Guide
Section 4 - Planning Code of Good Practice and Supplemental Guidance on Lobbying
Section 5 - Protocol for Member-Officer Relations
Section 5 - Appendix - 10 General Principles of Public Life
Section 6 - Code of Conduct (Staff)
Section 7 - Monitoring Officer Protocol
Section 8 - Statement of Procedure for Dealing with Complaints
Section 9 - Protocol on Presentations of Planning Development Proposals by Prospective Developers
Section 10 - Code of Practice - Disposals of Land
Section 11 - Public Speaking Protocol
Section 12 - Protocol on Audio/Visual Recording and Photography at Council Meetings
Section 13 - Scheme for Honorary Alderman
Payments for Members depending on their responsibilities.
Members' Allowance Scheme
Details of Members appointed to Outside Bodies.
Blaby District Council - Vision, Values and Corporate Priorities
Section 1 - Management Structure
Section 1 - Financial Regulations
Appendix A - Financial Management
Appendix B - Financial Planning and Control of Resources
Appendix C - Risk Management and Control of Resources
Appendix D - Financial Systems and Procedures
Appendix E - External Arrangements
Section 1 - Contract Regulations
Appendix 1 - Definitions
Appendix 2 - Variable Information
Appendix 3 - Quick Reference Guide
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