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As required by the Local Government Act 2000, our constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made, and the rules and procedures followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

The Council continually revises the constitution to reflect new governance arrangements, organisational structure and service responsibilities for Cheshire West and Chester. The current version includes updates and revisions as of 11 December 2015.

The constitution is available to view below.

Alternatively you may view the document on a section-by-section basis:

Part A - Your Council

Part B - The Council

Part C - The Cabinet

Part D - Area and Joint Working Arrangements

Part E - Scrutiny

Part F - Officers

Part G - Appendices

G4 - Finance and Contract Procedure Rules

Further information: