What is the Constitution?

Tendring District 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.

What’s in the Constitution?

The Constitution is made up of seven major parts, as well as an index and appendices.  It is available for downloading via the links below in pdf format:

Constitution Index

Part 1 The Summary and Explanation

Part 2 Articles of the Constitution

Part 3 The Delegated Powers and Schedules of Responsibility for Function

Part 4 The Council's Procedure Rules

Part 5 Rules of Procedure

Part 6 Codes and Protocols

Part 7 Members' Allowances Scheme

Part 8 Management Structure Chart

Constitution Appendix - Committees

Cabinet and Committee Structure Chart

The full constitution is available for downloading as one document via the link below:

Full constitution document (3.2 mb)

Contact details

Democratic Services


Telephone: 01255 686584

Last updated on: 25/09/2023 - 09:41