The Council’s Constitution
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames' Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are to be followed. The purpose of the Constitution is to ensure that the way the Council operates is efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.
The Constitution is divided into various parts:
Part 1 - Summary and Explanation(pdf, 25KB)
This provides a summary and explanation of the content, including a glossary of terms.
Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution(pdf, 126KB)
Contains the articles of the Constitution, which set out basic rules governing Council business.
Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions and Scheme of Delegation(pdf, 332KB)
Details who is responsible for various council functions and decisions.
Part 4 - Rules of Procedure(pdf, 1255KB)
This section is designed to work in conjunction with Part 2, and details procedures and codes to be followed by committees.
Part 5 - Codes and Protocols(pdf, 505KB)
Including the Members' Code of Conduct, the Council's Petitions Scheme, and the Licensing and Planning Protocols.
Part 6 - Members' Allowances Scheme(pdf, 50KB)
Contains information on Councillors' allowances, including special responsibility allowances.
Part 7 - Management Structure(pdf, 24KB)
This is the structure of the Council's Senior Management Team.