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The Constitution is the Council’s Code of Corporate Governance which sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are prescribed by the law, others are matters for the Council's discretion or have evolved in light of experience.
Articles 1 - 16 and Schedule 1 (Description of Executive Arrangements).
Article 1 The Constitution
Article 2 Members of the Council
Article 3 The People of Devon and the Council
Article 4 The Council
Article 5 Chairing the Council
Article 6 The Cabinet
Article 7 Overview and Scrutiny Committees
Article 8 Regulatory and other Committees
Article 9 The Standards Committee
Article 10 Area Committees and Forums
Article 11 Joint Arrangements
Article 12 Officers
Article 13 Decision Making
Article 14 Finance, Contracts and Legal Matters
Article 15 Review and Revision of the Constitution
Article 16 Suspension, Interpretation and Publication of the Constitution
Schedule 1 Description of Executive Arrangements
Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions
Responsibility for Functions including Terms of Reference and Scheme of Delegation.
Part 4 - Rules of Procedure for Meetings of the Council, Cabinet and Committees
Rules of Procedure for Meetings of the Council, Cabinet and Committees, including Public Participation, Petitions, Protocols for Development Management, Farms Estate and Scrutiny Procedure Rules.
Part 5 - Code of Business Conduct
The collective term for various Council regulations and provisions including Procurement Policy, Financial Regulations, Contract Procedure Rules, Electronic Transactions, Surplus Property, Insurance and the Whistleblowing Policy.
Part 6 - Code of Personal Conduct
Code of Business Conduct, including Members and Officers Code of Conduct, Job Profiles for Elected Members, Protocol on Member / Officer Relationships, Pay Policy Statement and Chief Officer Employment Rules.
This document sets out the full range of allowances payable to members of the County Council in line with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) Regulations 1991, as amended.
This outlines the Senior Management Structure of the Council.
Joint Arrangements made by the Council with other Local Authorities under S101 of the Local Government Act 1972.
The Council’s procedures are governed by its Constitution. This is supplemented by the approved Working Practices explained below which affect the operation of the Committee process or impact upon individual members. These Working Practices do not form part of the Constitution but are reproduced here for convenient reference.
The Council’s Framework of Corporate Guidance also includes other Devon County Council Strategies, Plans etc, which are listed in this part.