Full Council


Full Council

Membership: All 38 Elected Members. 

Scheduled meeting dates:
2018 - 26 February, 23 April (5.30pm - Extra-Ordinary Meeting), 21 May, 9 July, 17 September, 15 October (5.30pm - Extra-Ordinary Meeting)  and 17 December.
2019 - 25 February, 4 March (Extra-Ordinary Meeting) and 29 May.

Functions and Delegations


Adopting and changing the Constitution*;


Approving or adopting the policy framework and the budget in accordance with Article 4 of the Constitution including the Annual Performance Plan, the Community Strategy, the Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy and any Plans and alterations which together comprise the Development Plan.


Subject to the urgency procedure contained in the Access to Information Procedure Rules in Part 4 of this Constitution, making decisions about any matter in the discharge of an Executive function which is covered by the policy framework or the budget where the decision maker is minded to make it in a manner which would be contrary to the policy framework or contrary to/or not wholly in accordance with the budget.


Appointing the Leader of the Council.


Agreeing and/or amending the terms of reference for Committees, deciding on their composition and making appointments to them.


The appointment of any individual-


(a) to any office other than an office in which he is employed by the authority;


(b) to any body other than -


(i) the authority;


(ii) a joint Committee of two or more authorities; or


(c) to any Committee or Sub-Committee of such a body,


and the revocation of any such appointment; *


Adopting an allowances scheme under Article 2.5;


Changing the name of the District. (Section 74 of the Local Government Act 1972);


Changing the name of a Parish. (Section 75 of the Local Government Act 1972);


Conferring the title of Honorary Alderman or admitting to be an Honorary Freeman; (Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972).


Petitioning for a charter to confer borough status; (Section 245b of the Local Government Act 1972).


Confirming the appointment of the Head of Paid Service;


Making, amending, revoking, re-enacting or adopting bylaws and promoting or opposing the making of local legislation or personal Bills; and


All other matters which, by law, must be reserved to Council.

(* Local choice functions determined at the discretion of the Council to be the responsibility of the Council rather than the Executive).


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