Home Your Council About the Council Nottingham City Council's Constitution

The Constitution is part of the Council's corporate governance framework which defines the systems and processes by which the Council leads, directs and controls its functions and relates to its communities and partners.

The purpose of the Constitution is to set out how the Council conducts its business, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to ensure that these decisions are effective, efficient and transparent so that the Council remains accountable to local people. Some of these procedures are required by law while others are a matter for the Council to determine. The Council will exercise all its powers and duties in accordance with the law and its approved Constitution.

The Constitution has been updated to version 7.32. 

Nottingham City Council has adopted the 'Strong Leader' and Cabinet model of Executive Governance as set out in the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000 (as amended), and this is reflected throughout the constitution.

The constitution is a live document. When referring to it for procedural guidance, please do not save any part of the constitution for reference, always use this online version which is updated continuously. This is particularly important with regard to the Scheme of Delegation as delegations may be withdrawn, extended or revised at any time.

Understanding the Constitution

The Constitution is divided into 7 parts. The 7 parts form the Constitution of Nottingham City Council under the Local Government Act 2000 and associated Directions and set out the basic rules governing the Council's business.

Using Bookmarks

For ease of use, each part of the constitution has bookmarks. These can be seen in the bookmarks panel on the left of the screen within each section. For more information on how to use bookmarks, please click here to visit Adobe's bookmarks information pageOpens new window.

If you have any queries on the Constitution please contact Constitutional Services on 0115 8764301 or email constitutional.services@nottinghamcity.gov.uk