Constitution and allowances

The council’s constitution sets out how we operate, how decisions are made, and the procedures which we follow to make sure 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.

The constitution is divided into articles, which set out the basic rules governing our business.

It is vital that you familiarise yourself with the entire constitution.

For handy reference, key articles include:

If you have any questions about the constituton, email monitoringofficer@lichfielddc.gov.uk