Decision details

Amendments to Constitution

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



To consider Amendments to the Constitution.


RECOMMEND to Council that:


1.    the amendments as detailed in Appendices A to F of the report be approved and the Constitution be amended accordingly; and


2.    membership of the Governance & Audit Committee at Part 3, Section D1 (Delegations to Committees), which currently refers to “6 Members and 2 substitutes politically balanced” be amended to read “6 non-Cabinet Members and 2 substitutes politically balanced.”

Reasons for the decision:

The amendments are proposed in order to provide clarity within the Constitution, ensure consistency, and eliminate errors.

Alternative options considered:

·         To agree each proposed amendment

·         To disagree each proposed amendment

·         To require alternative amendments

Report author: Sarah Wolstenholme-Smy

Publication date: 28/11/2017

Date of decision: 28/11/2017

Decided at meeting: 28/11/2017 - Cabinet

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