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Cambridgeshire County Council has a Constitution which sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures that 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.

Individual sections of the Constitution can be read below.  There are seven Parts to the Constitution


P1 Summary and Explanation

P2-01 The Constitution

P2-02 Members of the Council

P2-03 The Public & the Council

P2-04 Full Council

P2-05 Chairing Council

P2-06 Decision Review and Statutory Scrutiny Function

P2-07 The Leader etc

P2-08 Committees

P2-09 Advisory Process

P2-10 Joint Arrangements

P2-11 Officers

P2-12 Decision Making

P2-13 Finance, Contracts and Legal Matter

P2-14 Review and Revision of the Constitution

P2-15 Suspension, Interpretation and Publication of the Constitution

P3A Full Council and Committees

P3B Committees of Council introduction

P3B-01 General Purposes Committee

P3B-02 Adults 

P3B-03 Children and Young People

P3B-04 Economy and Environment

P3B-05 Health

P3B-06 Highways and Infrastructure

P3B-07 Audit and Accounts

P3B-08 Constitution and Ethics

P3B-09 Pension Fund Committee

P3B-10 Planning

P3B-11 Staffing and Appeals

P3B-12 Health and Wellbeing Board

P3B-13 Commercial and Investment

P3B-14 Communities and Partnership

P3C Joint Committees Introduction

P3C-A JDCC Cambridge Fringes

P3C-B City Deal

P3C-B Greater Cambridge Partnership


P3C-D Police and Crime Panel

P3C-E Cambridge City Joint Area Committee

P3C-F LGPS ACCESS Joint Committee

P3D Scheme of Delegation

P3E Shareholder Rights in LGSS Law Ltd

P4-1 Council Procedure Rules

P4-2 Access to Information Procedure Rules

P4-3 Budget and Policy Framework

P4-4 Procedure Rules for Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings

P4-4a Procedure for taking urgent decisions

P4-5 Annex 1 - Financial Regulations

P4-5 Annex 2 - Contract Procedure Rules

P4-5 Financial and Contract Procedure Rules

P4-6 Officer Employment Procedure Rules

P4-7 Decision Review Procedure Rules

P5-1 Members' Code Conduct

P5-1a Guidance on Confidentiality

P5-2 Officers' Code Conduct

P5-3 Member Officer Relations

P5-4 Elections and Referendums

P5-5 Media Protocol

P6 Members' Allowances Scheme 2017-18

P7-1 Management Structure

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