The following Constitution has been agreed by Great Aycliffe Town Council.  It contains information about how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that those decisions are efficient, transparent and accountable to the community.

The Constitution is divided into 14 articles which set out the basic rules for governing the Council’s business.

1. Constitution Contents and Introduction
2. How the Council Operates
3. Powers and Duties of Committees
4. Information for Mayor
5. Members Allowances Scheme
6(a) – Standing Orders relating to Business and Proceedings
6(b) – Standing Orders for Contracts and Procurement
7. Financial Regulations
8. Scheme of Delegation
9. Rights of Citizens
10. Members Code of Conduct
11. Officers Code of Conduct Policy
12. Protocol (A) Councillor and Officer Relations
12. Protocol (B) Council Facilities and Resources by Councillors
13. Strategies – List Only
14. Index of Policies and Procedures