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Council constitution

Our constitution sets out how we operate, how we make decisions and the procedures we follow 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 us to choose.

The constitution has 16 articles which set out the basic rules governing the council's business. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end.

South Lakeland District Council Constitution (PDF/1.5MB/241 pages)

Review of our Council Constitution 2019

Every year we monitor and review the operation of our Constitution to ensure that it is up to date and meets its purpose.

Comments from council members, staff and the public are welcomed.

Comments should be received by 5.00pm Friday, 11 January 2019.

Give us your views

If you want to make any comments to be considered by the current review, or want to see a hard copy of the Constitution at our offices, please contact:

Inge Booth
Senior Committee Services Officer
South Lakeland District Council
South Lakeland House
Lowther Street


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