Some decisions are for the council to make or to delegate, or for it to delegate to committees, sub-committees and/or officers, or to joint committees or joint arrangements or other authorities. Those delegations will be recorded in the council’s constitution.
Other decisions are for the Cabinet to make, and it is for the Cabinet to decide whether to delegate the power to make any of those decisions. Only the Cabinet may decide to delegate cabinet functions to area committees, joint arrangements or other local authorities. Where it does so, those delegations will be recorded in the Cabinet’s scheme of delegations in Part 2 of the Constitution.
Where the power to take decisions is delegated by the Cabinet, the extent of the delegation will be recorded, together with any limitations on the delegated power. Details of the person or body to which the decision is delegated will be recorded.
The council will issue and keep up to date a record of what part of the council or individual has responsibility for particular types of decisions or decisions relating to particular areas or functions. This record is set out in Part 2 of this Constitution.