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Agenda

Constitution - Monday, 1st March, 2021

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Havant Borough Council has agreed a constitution which sets out how the council operates, 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.

 

The purpose of the constitution is to:

 

·             Enable the council to provide clear leadership to the community in partnership with citizens, businesses and other organisations;

·             Support the active involvement of citizens in the process of local authority decision making;

·             Help councillors to represent their constituents more effectively;

·             Enable decisions to be taken efficiently and effectively;

·             Create a powerful and effective means of holding decision-makers to public account;

·             Ensure that no one will review or scrutinise a decision in which they were directly involved;

·             Ensure that those responsible for decision making are clearly identifiable to local people and that they explain the reasons for decisions; and

·             Provide a means of improving the delivery of services to the community.

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Brexit Impact pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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Part 1 - Summary and Explanation

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1 The Council's Constitution pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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2 What Is In The Constitution? pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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3 Councillors pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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4 How the Council makes decisions pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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5 Decision Making and the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 54 KB

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6 Overview and Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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7 The Council’s Staff pdf icon PDF 46 KB

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8 The Role of the Mayor of the Council pdf icon PDF 48 KB

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9 Rights of Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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11 Suspension of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 42 KB

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12 Publication pdf icon PDF 42 KB

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Part 2 - Responsibility for Functions pdf icon PDF 180 KB

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Section A - Introduction to Decision Making pdf icon PDF 110 KB

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Section B - The Council pdf icon PDF 68 KB

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Section C - Local Choice Functions pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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Section D - The Cabinet (Executive) Functions pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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Section E - Non-Executive Committees pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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Section F - Joint Arrangements pdf icon PDF 50 KB

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Section G - Officer Scheme of Delegation pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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Part 3 - Rules of Procedure pdf icon PDF 158 KB

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Council Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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Council and Committee Standing Orders - Amendments pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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Flowchart Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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Access to Information Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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Budget and Policy Framework Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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Cabinet (Executive) Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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Overview and Scrutiny Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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Officer Employment Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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Financial Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 139 KB

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Contract Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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Part 4 - Codes and Protocols pdf icon PDF 154 KB

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Section A - Code of Conduct for Officers pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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Section B - Code of Conduct for Members pdf icon PDF 160 KB

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Local Government Association Model Councillor Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 291 KB

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Section C - Councillor-Officer Protocol pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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Section D - Councillors-Planning Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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Section E - Monitoring Officer Protocol pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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Section F - Code of Corporate Governance pdf icon PDF 38 KB

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Section G - HBC Local Code of Corporate Governance pdf icon PDF 401 KB

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Part 5 - Councillors' Allowances Scheme pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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Section 1- Introduction to the Member Allowances Scheme pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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Section 2- The Scheme pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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Section 3 - Basic Allowances pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Section 4 - Special Responsibility Allowances pdf icon PDF 59 KB

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Section 5 - Travel, Subsistence and Dependents and Caring Allowances pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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Section 6 - Insurance pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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Sections 7 and 8 - Expenses and Attendance Allowance pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Section 9 - Payment and Foregoing of Allowances pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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Section 10 - Part-Year Entitlements pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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Section 11 - Claims pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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Section 12 - Insurance pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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Section 13 - Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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Schedule 1 - Rates of Allowances pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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Schedule 2 - Approved duties for the purpose of payment of transport, subsistence and carers and dependents allowances pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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Schedule 3 - Special Responsibility Role Evaluation Scheme pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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Part 6 - Glossary of Terms pdf icon PDF 420 KB

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10 Duty to monitor and review the Constitution pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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Schedule of Changes made to the constitution pdf icon PDF 485 KB