The council's constitution

In delivering services and performing their duties, all councils work within a wider legal context which says how they should operate - this includes the human rights act, local government acts and rules on standards and probity. A council's constitution is a local expression of the way in which it will operate within this wider framework. The law requires some of these processes, while others are a matter for the council to choose.

Salford City Council's constitution sets out how the City Mayor and the council operate, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

Changes to the constitution

The council has adopted amendments to the constitution. This follows the first 12 months experience of the new governance arrangements under an elected mayor model. Amendments to the Scheme of Delegation for the City Mayor and Cabinet Members, along with the Planning Protocol for Members and Officers will be considered at a future meeting of the council.

At the meeting held on 30 October 2013, the council approved and adopted interim arrangements in relation to the discharge of the council's statutory, proper officer and non-executive functions currently delegated to the post of Chief Executive.

The amended sections, along with the former constitution, which contains the Scheme of Delegation for the City Mayor and Cabinet Members and the Planning Protocol for Members and Officers, along with details of the interim arrangements relating to the post of Chief Executive can be downloaded using the links at the bottom of this page.

Who to contact

Democratic Services
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5DA
Map to this location
0161 793 3318

This page was last updated on 4 April 2014

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