The Council’s Constitution is divided into 8 Parts, as shown below.  Each part can be downloaded separately from the table below.

Please note that the Constitution is a “living” document and is subject to amendment and revision on a regular basis.

Index DocumentLast Modified
The Constitution of
Rother District Council
The Constitution of Rother District Council  February 2020
Part 1 – Summary and Explanation Summary and Explanation February 2016
Part 2 – Articles – 2014 Part 2 – Articles of the Constitution November 2018
Part 3 – functions of responsibility Part 3 – Responsibility for FunctionsDecember 2019
Part 4
Rules of Procedure
Part 4 – Rules of Procedure February 2016
Part 4 – 1 – Council Procedure Rules Part 4 – 1 – Rules of Procedure – Council Procedure Rules August 2018
Part 4 – 2 – Access to Information Rules Part 4 – 2 – Rules of Procedure – Access to Information Procedure Rules October 2014
Part 4 – 3 – Budget & Policy Framework Rules Part 4 – 3 – Rules of Procedure – Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules August 2018
Part 4 – 4 – Executive Procedure Rules Part 4 – 4 – Rules of Procedure – Executive Procedure Rules October 2014
Part 4 – 5 – Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules Part 4 – 5 – Rules of Procedure – Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules June 2018
Part 4 – 6 – Financial Procedure Rules Part 4 – 6 – Rules of Procedure – Financial Procedure Rules December 2015
Part 4 – 7 – Procurement Procedure Rules Part 4 – 7 – Rules of Procedure – Procurement Procedure Rules December 2018
Part 4 – 8 – Officer Employment Procedure Rules – 2012 – FINAL Part 4 – 8 – Rules of Procedure – Officer Employment Procedure Rules January 2016
Part 5
Codes and Protocols
Part 5 – Codes and Protocols February 2016
Part 5 – 1 – Members Code of Conduct Part 5 – 1 – Codes and Protocols – Members’ Code of Conduct July 2019
Part 5 – 2 Probity in Planning Part 5 – 2 – Codes and Protocols – Probity in Planning July 2020
Part 5 – 3 – Anti-Fraud and Corruption Framework Part 5 – 3 Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy February 2020
Part 5 – 4 – Member Employee Protocol Part 5 – 4 – Codes and Protocols – Protocol on Member- Employee Relations January 2016
Part 5 – 5 – Member Job Profiles and General Principles Part 5 – 5 – Codes and Protocols – Member Job Profiles March 2019
Part 6 – Allowances Scheme – July 2020 Part 6 – Members’ Allowances Scheme ContentsJuly 2020
Part 7 – Management Structure 2018 Part 7 – Management Structure 2014 November 2018
Part 8 – Delegations – 2012 Part 8 – Delegations to Officer September 2018