The Local Government Act 2000 states all councils must publish a constitution. This formal document sets out how the council operates and how it makes decisions. The constitution says what the council must do to make decisions efficiently, transparently and accountably.
North Lincolnshire Council adopted its constitution on 21 April 2001. It includes:
- Arrangements for council meetings
- Arrangements for executive decision-making
- Arrangements for scrutiny and overview of decisions
- The role and remit of various committees including the standards committee
- The code of conduct for members
- Rules governing finance, contractual and legal matters
Due to changes in regulations and working practices, the council's constitution has been amended on a number of occasions since it was first published.
Taking into account the various changes since it was first adopted, the current version of the council's constitution is available to download: