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Our code of governance

Governance ensures that the Council is doing the right things, in the right way

We define 'governance' as:

 'Ensuring we're doing the right things in the right way, for the right people, in an open, honest, inclusive and timely manner.'

To achieve this we follow our code of corporate governance. It's based on the government's recommendations to have processes that show:

  • how we make decisions
  • whether council-tax payers are getting value for money
  • how far we're meeting our own standards of governance

pdf icon Read our Code of Corporate Governance [498kb]


How we ensure we stick to the code

Everyone in the council must comply with the code of governance. The people particularly responsible for delivering it are:

  • the leader and chief executive
  • cabinet members
  • the audit and standards committee

See how we're doing

You can read about our performance in our governance reports.

pdf icon Annual Governance Statement 2015 -16 [189kb]

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