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Constitution

Each council has its own constitution which sets out how decisions should be made and the procedures that are to be followed to ensure these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by law, others are for the individual council to choose. These constitutions are regularly reviewed and updated.

Constitution of Christchurch Borough Council

The constitution provides the basic rules governing the council's business. It also contains more detailed procedures and protocols aimed at ensuring that the council, its members and officers are accountable, transparent, effective, provide community leadership and continuously improve services.

As the constitution is a living document, the monitoring officer continually monitors how it works and makes recommendations to the council on changes that could be made to improve it. Christchurch Constitution - Latest Publications

Constitution of Dorset County Council

After consulting local people and interested organisations about how Dorset County Council should be organised to best meet local needs, Dorset County Council agreed a Constitution which came into effect in October 2001. View the Dorset County Council Constitution.

Constitution of East Dorset District Council

The Constitution provides the basic rules governing the Council's business. It also contains more detailed procedures and protocols aimed at ensuring that the council, its members and officers are accountable, transparent, effective, provide community leadership and continuously improve services.

As the Constitution is a living document, the Monitoring Officer continually monitors how it works and makes recommendations to the council on changes that could be made to improve it. East Dorset Constitution - Latest Publications

Constitution for North Dorset District Council

The Constitution provides the basic rules governing the council's business. View the North Dorset Constitution.

Constitution of Purbeck District Council

The council's constitution sets out how the council works, 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 required by the law, while others are a matter for the council to choose. View the Pubeck Constitution.

Constitution of West Dorset District Council

The constitution of West Dorset District Council was adopted by the council in May 2011. View the West Dorset Constitution.

Constitution of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

The constitution provides the basic rules governing the council's business. View the Weymouth Constitution.

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