Constitution Working Party - Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 5.30 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charlotte Griffin  (0161 474 3235/ 07815467634)


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To approve as correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2022.

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Declarations of interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Review of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance) & Monitoring Officer


The report is intended to prompt a discussion as to what matters the Working Party consider may need amending in the Constitution during this municipal year.


It is suggested that consideration is given to making the following changes:-


·         Remove reference to Funding Committee (various references but predominantly Article 10);

·         Re-integration of planning protocol into the main body of the constitution;

·         Amendment of Section 8 – Officer Functions – “In connection with Financial Matters” to clarify that the scheme of delegation for making decisions to procure contracts, accepting tenders or quotations, placing order for good etc and awarding contracts applies to the total value of the contract over its term length, not the per annum value;

·         Amendment to Section 8 - Officer Functions “To the Deputy Chief Executive – Estates Management” to clarify (paragraph 6) to clarify when members of an Area Committee need to be consulted.


The Working Party is recommended to note the report and that the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make the amendments at paragraphs 2.1, 2.3 and 2.4 above and to request a further report to come to the next working party regarding paragraph 2.2 above containing the recommendations of the Chief Planning Officer.


Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email:

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