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Council Constitution

Council Constitution

The formal Constitution of Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council


The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness has agreed a constitution which sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose and sets out the basic rules governing the Council's business.

The Barrow Borough Council's Constitution document is available by clicking on the links below.


Barrow BC Constitution (full) Document (pdf format 3.0 mb)

Cover and Index (pdf 325 kb)

Part 1 - Summary and Explanation (pdf 606 kb)

Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution (pdf 543 kb)

Part 3(1) - Responsibility for Functions-Policy and Other Committees (pdf 636 kb)

Part 3(2) - Responsibility for Functions - Officer Delegations (pdf 823 kb)

Part 4 - Rules of Procedure (pdf 946 kb)

Part 5 - Codes and Protocols (pdf 720 kb)

Part 6 - Members' Allowance Scheme (pdf 521 kb)

Part 7 - Official Spokesperson (pdf 327 kb)