General Guidance Pack

General Guidance Pack

The purpose of the governance code is to provide you with information and guidance on the democratic processes of our council.

It can help you if you need to produce a report for meetings such as -

  • council
  • cabinet
  • standing committees (planning and licensing)
  • area committees
  • overview and scrutiny committees or commissions

The code sets out clear and concise descriptions of pathways through the governance and decision making process. It also briefly sets out the processes and practises to ensure accountability and good decision making.

The code is presented as a series of packs. Each contains a brief guidance note, the process to be followed, and the relevant templates to use. The general guidance pack available below aims to assist you in determining the most appropriate pathway for your individual needs and which pack you need to progress.