Committee details


Purpose of committee

The main role of the Full Council is to approve the Constitution, determine the policies which will set the framework for how the District Council's functions are carried out, and to set the District Council's budget and Council Tax levels. Details of the Full Council functions are listed below.


The Council meets on a Tuesday evening approximately every 8 weeks.


Functions of the full Council


Only the Council may exercise the following functions:


(a)          adopting and changing the Constitution (except as provided in Article 15 Clause 15.2(a));


(b)          approving or adopting the policy framework (including any strategic policy), the budget and any application to the Secretary of State in respect of any Housing Land Transfer;


(c)          making decisions about any matter in the discharge of an executive function which is covered by the policy framework or the budget where the decision maker is minded to make it in a manner which would be contrary to the policy framework or contrary to/or not wholly in accordance with the budget  subject to the urgency procedure contained in the Access to Information Procedure Rules in Part 4 Section 2 of this Constitution;


(d)          electing (for a four year term) and dismissing the Leader of the Council;


(e)          agreeing and/or amending the terms of reference for Committees, deciding on their composition and making appointments to them;


(f)            appointing representatives to outside bodies unless the appointment is an executive function or has been delegated by the Council;


(g)          adopting an allowances scheme under Article 2.5 (page 2-2-2);


(h)          changing the name of the area;


(i)            confirming the appointment of the Head of Paid Service;


(j)            making, amending, revoking, re-enacting or adopting bylaws and promoting or opposing the making of local legislation or personal Bills;


(k)          all local choice functions set out in Part 3 Section 2 of this Constitution which the Council decides should be undertaken by itself rather than the Cabinet Executive;


(l)            adopting the Local Authority’s Code of Conduct; and


(m)         all other matters which, by law, must be reserved to Council;


(n)          approving the Scrutiny Commission Annual report;


(o)          accepting, or not accepting, a delegation from another local authority.



Contact information

Support officer: Sandeep Tiensa. 0116 272 7640