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Herefordshire Council constitution

The constitution explains and regulates 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.


Herefordshire Council constitution

To support the council's intention that decision taking should be delegated in the interests of speed, and consistent with democratic accountability and openness, the constitution delegates officer decision making to the chief executive.

The chief executive is unable to take all decisions personally and this scheme of delegation sets out: who the chief executive has authorised to take decisions or fulfil specified proper officer functions on his behalf; and the framework in which those delegations may be exercised.

Last updated date
May 2018
Review date
May 2021