Our constitution

Our Constitution explains:

  • How we operate
  • How we make decisions
  • How our procedures are efficient
  • How our procedures are transparent
  • How our procedures are accountable to residents

We publish all the information required by law. We also choose to publish more information for your benefit.

We have split out constitution into 3 chapters:

Chapter 1; The Articles

Chapter 2; The Council Procedure Rules

Chapter 3; Codes and Schemes


Constitution structure

Our constitution follows the "Leader with Executive" model.

This model means the full Council is the body responsible for adopting policy and the Cabinet (the Council's Executive) for policy formulation and implementation.

We can amend the constitution under the law and within its provisions.

We will publish any amendments on this page.


For further information contact our governance team.

 

Governance and Members

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525