Terms of reference:
Council will exercise the following functions:
Adopting and changing the Constitution.
Approving and adopting the policy framework, the
budget and the annual council tax requirements, and any application
to the Secretary of State in respect of any housing land
Making decisions about any matter relating to the
discharge of a function covered by the policy framework or budget
where a decision would be contrary to the policy framework or
contrary or not wholly in accordance with the budget.
Agreeing and / or amending the terms of reference
for committees, deciding on their composition and making
appointments to them (except for authorised substitutions in
accordance with the relevant rules of procedure in Appendix 4 and
Appointing annually the Mayor and Deputy
Appointing representatives to outside bodies unless
the appointment has been delegated by the council.
Creating, amending or dissolving committees
(including joint committees) of the council and determining the
terms of reference of such committees and appointing members to
serve on its committees.
Delegating functions to other local authorities or
their executives and deciding whether or not to accept such a
delegation from another local authority.
Adopting a Members’ Allowance
Changing the name of the Borough.
Conferring the titles of Honorary Alderman or
Confirming the appointment, redundancy or early
retirement of the Chief Executive, Directors, and statutory
Determining any delegation to officers which does
not fall with the remit of any committee.
Making, amending, revoking, re-enacting or adopting
bylaws and promoting or opposing the making of local legislation or
Determining the level of disciplinary action or
dismissal of specified statutory senior officers.
Appointing the Independent Person or a Panel of
Adopting the Code of Conduct for Members (Appendix
1) and the arrangements for dealing with complaints.
Considering those matters referred to it from
time-to-time by Audit and Scrutiny Committee and by other council
Considering petitions which are referred to Full
Council under the Petition Scheme.
All other matters which by law must be reserved to
the Full Council.