Committee details

Constitution Committee

Purpose of committee

The Constitution Committee is responsible for:


  1. overseeing, monitoring, co-ordinating and implementing the Council’s administrative and political business, including electoral matters;


  1. administrative boundaries and parishing;


  1. support for and facilities for Members, including Members’ learning and development and party groups for the purpose of their duties as councillors; and administrative arrangements for and the conduct of the Council and other meetings;


  1. determining policies and conventions in relation to the political management of the Council, including statutory requirements concerning political balance and rights to information;


  1. reviewing the Council’s Constitution and recommending any changes to the Council;


  1. advising the Council on, and overseeing the promotion of private legislation on behalf of the Council;


  1. recommending to the Council, as appropriate, the appointment of Members to Committees and Sub-Committees (including any co-opted members other than in respect of Scrutiny Committees);


  1. appointing representatives to serve on outside bodies and organisations (including education bodies and establishments) not falling to the Cabinet to appoint;


  1. overseeing and monitoring the Members’ Allowance budget  and keeping under review the scheme for the payment of allowances to Members through the appointment of an Independent Remuneration Panel to advise the Council on the adoption or the scheme and on any proposed amendments;


  1. approving annual conference and seminar attendance;


  1. making recommendations to the Council on civic issues, including those affecting the Mayor, Freemen and Aldermen;


  1. approving reasons for absence for Members;


  1. approving the overall seating plan for Council meetings.





Contact information

Support officer: Paul Mountford. Tel: 01270 686472 Email:

Postal address:
Middlewich Road
CW11 1HZ

Phone: 01270 686472