How the Council Works

Our Constitution sets out the rules and procedures which govern how we work and conduct business from the holding of meetings to our tendering process.
Find out more about the Executive Board's plan for the coming financial year
You can find out more about the decisions we've made under delegated powers.
Details of decisions taken by the Executive Board of the Council.
Our Corporate Strategy sets out the commitment we have made to residents of the District. The Strategy is based on a detailed analysis of the District's needs and will make a real and positive difference to the lives of everyone.
The Council has Councillors representing political parties and independent Councillors.
Our vision to create a prosperous and vibrant District cannot be achieved without action to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and the advance of equal opportunities for all.
Overview and Scrutiny is a process that independently challenges the Council, Executive Board and other public bodies to hold them to account.
We have an Asset Management Framework which is intended to last until 2026.
The Localism Act 2011 includes a provision on the Community Right to Challenge. This gives organisations and groups the right to put forward an expression of interest in running a service.
Each year we set our budget and review our financial plans. This page contains the latest financial plans for the Council.