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Current Version, Newcastle-under-Lyme Constitution
Monday, 4th February, 2019

Items
No. Item

1.

PART 1 - SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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PART 2 - SECTIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Section 1 – The Constitution

Section 2 – Members of the Council

Section 3 – Citizens and the Council

Section 4 – The Full Council

Section 5 – Chairing the Council

Section 6 – Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Section 7 – The Executive (the Cabinet)

Section 8 – Regulatory and other Committees

Section 9 – The Standards Committee

Section 10 – Locality working

Section 11 – Joint Arrangements

Section 12 – Officers

Section 13 – Principles of Decision Making

Section 14 – Finance, Contracts and Legal Matters

Section 15 – Review and Revision of the Constitution

Section 16 – Suspension, Interpretation and Publication of the Constitution

 

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PART 3 - RESPONSIBILITIES

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Appendix 1 - Responsibilities of the Council, its Committees and Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 135 KB

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Appendix 2 - Responsibilities of Cabinet and Members of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 189 KB

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Appendix 3 - Responsibilities of Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 238 KB

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Appendix 4 - Responsibility for functions (including Scheme of Delegations to Officers) pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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Appendix 5 - Not used

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Appendix 6 - Not used

4.

PART 4 - PROCEDURE RULES

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Appendix 7 - Procedure Rules for Council meetings pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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Appendix 8 - Procedure Rules for Cabinet pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Appendix 9 - Procedure Rules for Committees and sub-committees of the Council pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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Appendix 10 - Procedure Rules for Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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Appendix 11 - Access to Information Rules pdf icon PDF 116 KB

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Appendix 12 - Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 401 KB

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Appendix 13 - Financial Regulations pdf icon PDF 510 KB

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Appendix 14 - Anti-fraud and Anti-corruption Framework pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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Appendix 15 -ICT Strategy pdf icon PDF 159 KB

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Appendix 16 - Not used

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PART 5 - CODES AND PROTOCOLS

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Appendix 17 - Role of Councillors pdf icon PDF 99 KB

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Appendix 18 - Members' Code of Conduct and register of interests pdf icon PDF 123 KB

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Appendix 19 - Employees Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 141 KB

8d

Appendix 20 - Protocol on Member/Officer Relations pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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Appendix 21 - Members Protocol on Planning Matters pdf icon PDF 154 KB

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Appendix 22 - Public participation in planning pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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Appendix 23 - Planning Enforcement Protocol pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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Appendix 24 - Protocol on Gifts and Hospitality Offered to Members and Officers pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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Appendix 25 - Whistleblowing Policy pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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Appendix 26 - Communications Strategy pdf icon PDF 5 MB

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Appendix 27 - Petition Scheme pdf icon PDF 75 KB

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PART 6 - MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME pdf icon PDF 136 KB

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PART 7 - THE COUNCIL'S MANAGEMENT SCHEME pdf icon PDF 39 KB

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Appendix 26 - Councillor Call for Action Protocol pdf icon PDF 123 KB