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Council's Constitution

The Council's Constitution sets out how the Council operates and how decisions are made.

Some of it is required by Statute and some of it are matters for the Council to choose.

The full Constitution is over 200 pages long. You can view the entire Constitution by opening this document.

pdf icon Constitution in Full 19.09.17 to present [1Mb]

However, if you know which section the information you require is in you may prefer to open the relevant section only.  The appendices to the full Constitution are also available here.

Sections:

pdf icon Constitution Section 01 - Introduction and Summary [240kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 02 Members of the Public and the Council [125kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 03 Members of the Council [115kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 04 Full Council [122kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 05 The Cabinet [107kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 06 Leader of the Cabinet and Portfolio Holders [86kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 07 Scrutiny Board [170kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 08 Planning Board [63kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 09 Licensing Board [77kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 10 No Longer in Use [4kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 11 Standards Committee Terms of Reference Under Voluntary Arrangements [92kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 12 No Longer in Use [4kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 13 Audit Committee [82kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 14 Joint Arrangements [110kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 15 Rules for Conducting Meetings [180kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 16 Access to Information [161kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 17 Urgent Decisions [77kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 18 Responsibility for Functions [554kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 19 Officers [90kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 20 Constitution [72kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 21 Financial Regulations [261kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 22 Contracts Procedure Rules [304kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 23 Disclosable Pecuniary Interest [57kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 24 Terms of Reference for the Wells Recreation Ground Trust Committee [220kb]

pdf icon Constitution Section 25 Wells Recreation Ground Trust Conflicts of Interest Policy [126kb]

Appendices:

pdf icon Constitution Appendix A MDC Members' Code of Conduct 2016 [78kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix A1 Local Code of Corporate Governance [147kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix B Officers' Code of Conduct 2016 [192kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix C Code of Good Practice for Planning [215kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix Di Statement of Licensing Policy 2016-2021 [790kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix Dii Taxi Policy [989kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix Diii Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles Mendip 2016-2019 [736kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix E Protocol for member officer relations [217kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix F Management Structure of the Council [51kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix G Members' Allowance Scheme 2017-18 [400kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix H Arrangements of dealing with Standards Allegations [191kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix I 1 Procedures for Licensing Hearings [111kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix I 2 Procedures for Licensing Hearings - Private Hire and Hackney Carriages [59kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix K Officer employment procedure rules [26kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix L Members' Media Relations Protocol [136kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix M Officers' Media Relations Protocol [141kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix N Somerset Waste Board Constitution amended 25 June 10 [214kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix Oi Member Development Policy [116kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix Oii Member Development Strategy [402kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix P Petition Scheme [99kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix Q Whistleblowing Policy 2016-2018 [165kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix R Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy and Strategy 2016-2018 [297kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix R Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy and Strategy 2016-2018 Appendix B [94kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix S Procurement and Commissioning Strategy 2013-2016 [344kb]

pdf icon Constitution Appendix U Somerset Building Control Partnership - Constitution for Joint Committee [103kb]

Last modified: 13 December 2017