Council Constitution

Southampton City Council’s constitution sets out the way in which the council runs and the processes it uses. The constitution ensures that these procedures are efficient, transparent and accountable. The law requires some of these processes, while others are a matter for the council to choose. Please see the related documents.

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Council Constitution Parts 1 - 25
Document Type Size
01 Part 1 - Summary and Explanationpdf166KB
02 Part 2 - Articlespdf341KB
03 Part 3 - Responsibility for Functionspdf472KB
04 Part 4 - Council Procedure Rulespdf285KB
05 Part 4 - Access to Information Procedure Rulespdf190KB
06 Part 4 - Budget & Policy Framework Procedure Rulespdf185KB
07 Part 4 - Executive Procedure Rulespdf97KB
08 Part 4 - Overview & Scrutiny Procedure Rulespdf252KB
09 Part 4 - Financial Procedure Rulespdf496KB
10 Part 4 - Contract Procedure Rulespdf234KB
11 Part 4 - Officer Employment Procedure Rulespdf135KB
12 Part 5 - Members' Code of Conductpdf216KB
13 Part 5 - Officer Code of Conductpdf75KB
14 Part 5 - Officer Member Protocolpdf287KB
15 Part 5 - Civic & Ceremonial Protocolpdf178KB
16 Part 5 - Code for Dealing with Third Partiespdf136KB
17 Part 5 - Monitoring Officer Protocolpdf154KB
18 Part 5 - Partnership Codepdf332KB
19 Part 6 - Members Allowance Schemepdf194KB
20 Part 7 - Management Structurepdf1MB
21 Part 8 - Proper Officerspdf182KB
22 Part 9 - Definitionspdf76KB
23 Part 10 - Officer Scheme of Delegationpdf1MB
24 Part 10 - Recording Officer Decisionspdf124KB
25 Part 11 - Petition Schemepdf109KB