Our Constitution

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The Constitution sets out:

  • how we operate
  • how our decisions are made
  • and the procedures we follow
  • the responsibilities of committees and Directors
  • codes and protocols
  • the members' allowances scheme. 

It helps to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable.

Some of the processes are set out in law and some are adopted by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.


Constitutional Arrangements- Senior Management Restructure March 2022

The Chief Executive (and Head of Paid Service) proposed a senior management restructure in February 2022 and these proposals were confirmed on 23 March 2022.

Part 7 of the Constitution has been updated to include the new Management Structure as of 23 March 2022. The previous management structure is still included, while the Council transitions to the new structure.

Part 3 of the Constitution has been updated to include the interim arrangements during this transition.


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