Constitution of Waverley Borough Council - Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

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Part 1 - Summary and Explanation pdf icon PDF 192 KB

·        The Council's Constitution

·        What is in the Constitution?

·        How the Council operates

·        How decisions are made

·        Overview and Scrutiny Committees

·        The Council’s staff

·        Citizens’ rights


Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Article 1          The Constitution

Article 2          Members of the Council

Article 3          Citizens and the Council

Article 4          The Full Council

Article 5          Chairing the Council

Article 6          Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Article 7          The Executive

Article 8          Regulatory and other Committees

Article 9          The Standards Committee

Article 9a       The Appeals Panel

Article 9b       Independent Panel (for disciplinary matters relating to statutory officers only)

Article 10       Area Committees and Forums

Article 11       Joint Arrangements

Article 12       Officers

Article 13       Decision making

Article 14       Finance, contracts and legal matters

Article 15       Review and revision of the Constitution

Article 16       Suspension, interpretation and publication of the Constitution


Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions pdf icon PDF 209 KB

·        Introduction

·        Responsibility for local choice functions

·        Responsibility for Council functions

·        Responsibility for Executive functions  policy issues

·        Portfolio Holders

·        Licensing and Regulatory Committee responsibility for functions


Scheme of Delegation to Officers (V6.2; February 2020) pdf icon PDF 489 KB

E.3 Deleted, and replaced by Financial Regulation paragraph 7.2. [Council 10 December2019]

I.3.1 Added to enable authorisation of officers of Surrey Licensing Authorities to exercise Taxi and Private Hire enforcement functions under Joint Warranting arrangements [Council 18 February 2020]


Part 4 - Rules of Procedure pdf icon PDF 263 KB

·         Council Procedure Rules

·         Access to Information Procedure Rules

·         Executive Procedure Rules

·         Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

Additional documents:


O&S Coordinating Board Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 369 KB


Waverley's Petition Scheme pdf icon PDF 245 KB


Protocol for Attendance by Executive Members at Overview and Scrutiny and Protocol for Attendance by Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chairman and the Executive pdf icon PDF 294 KB


Councillor Call For Action pdf icon PDF 314 KB


Informal Working Group Protocol pdf icon PDF 232 KB


Call In Protocol for Overview and Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 315 KB


Financial Regulations (December 2019) pdf icon PDF 616 KB

Revisions approved by Council 10 December 2019.


Contract Procurement Rules (February 2020) pdf icon PDF 402 KB

Revisions approved by Council 18 February 2020.


Part 5 - Waverley Members' Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 310 KB

·        General obligations

·        Gifts and hospitality

·        Registration of interests

·        Disclosure of interests and participation

·        Decision-making and predetermination

·        Annexe – Disclosable pecuniary interests


Waverley Borough Council Officer/Member Protocol pdf icon PDF 275 KB


Councillors' Planning Code of Good Practice pdf icon PDF 217 KB


Arrangements for dealing with Member Complaints pdf icon PDF 184 KB


Part 6 - Waverley Borough Council Members' Allowances Scheme pdf icon PDF 307 KB


Part 7 - Management Structure Chart (December 2019) pdf icon PDF 135 KB