Rochford District Council adopted a new Constitution in 2002. This has subsequently been reviewed on an annual basis to take into account changes made to the way the Council conducts its business. The Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some processes within the Constitution are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.
The Constitution is divided into 16 articles that set out the basic rules governing the Council's business. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end of the document.
Please use the links in Related Content section to access the sections of the Constitution