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Gloucestershire County Council Constitution

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Who does what?

Part 3 of the Constitution describes which powers and duties are exercised by the full Council, Council bodies and the Council’s Cabinet and the remit of the Scrutiny Committees.

Officers of the Council (that is, Council employees) may make decisions on behalf of the Council, Council bodies and the Council’s Cabinet under what is called the “scheme of delegation”. This is also set out in Part 3.

The law allows Members of the Cabinet to make decisions on behalf of the Council.

  1. Introduction
  2. The functions of full Council
  3. Local choice functions
  4. Full Council functions of a regulatory nature (non-Cabinet functions)
  5. Appeals Committee
  6. Appointments Committee
  7. Constitution Committee
  8. Pensions Committee
  9. Pensions Board
  10. Planning Committee
  11. Council regulatory function
  12. Safety and Licensing Committee
  13. Commons and Rights of Way Committee
  14. Traffic Regulation Committee
  15. Audit and Governance Committee
  16. Scrutiny Committee
  17. Health and Wellbeing Board
  18. Gloucestershire Police and Crime Panel
  19. Responsibility for executive functions
  20. Scheme of delegation
  21. Joint arrangements
  22. Policy on distribution of functions
Page updated: 01/02/2023 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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