View our council constitution and find out about how the council works
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The Constitution sets out how the Council works and how it makes decisions. The Council is responsible for a wide range of services. It must provide some of these services by law, whereas others are discretionary.
The Constitution is listed below, split into sections for ease of reference and for enquiries regarding the Constitution, please contact the council's Democratic Services team.
Part 3 - Meeting Rules
This area of the constitution outlines the different Committees and Meetings within West Berkshire Council and state their relevant rules and procedures.
Part 4 - Council Rules
This part of the Constitution sets out West Berkshire Council's Council rules and procedures.
Part 5 - Executive Rules
This part of the Constitution sets out West Berkshire Council's Executive, rules and procedures.
Part 6 - Council Bodies Rules
This part of the Constitution sets out the rules and procedures in regards to different types of Council Bodies.
Part 7 - Budget and Policy Framework
This part of the Constitution sets out West Berkshire Council's Budget and Policy Framework, which is adopted by Council.
Part 8 - Contract Rules
This part of the Constitution provides a framework for any contracts procured or offered by the Council.
Part 9 - Financial Rules
This part of the Constitution lays out the financial rules that are to be followed by the Council.
Part 10 - Access to Information Rules
This part of the Constitution lays out the rules that are to be followed by the Council around access to information.
Part 11 - Scheme of Delegation
This area of the constitution outlines which functions can be delegated and to what roles.
Part 13 - Codes and Protocols
Guidance to strengthen and develop Member / Officer relationships for the benefit of the Council.
A glossary of terms in used the Constitution and the definitions ascribed to them.