The Constitution

The Council's Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made, and the procedures that are followed to ensure that they are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.

The various documents that make up the Constitution are grouped into eight parts, including some more detailed procedures and codes of practice in Part Eight at the end of the document.

You can download individual parts/sections of the Constitution below.  You can also browse a full copy of the Constitution at Kensington Central Library.

If you have any queries or require more information please contact Governance Services on 020 7361 2477

The constitution

Contents [PDF] (file size 301.7 KB)
Part 1 - Local People and the Council [PDF] (file size 193.99 KB)
Part 3 Section 2 - The Full Council [PDF] (file size 109.35 KB)
Part 3 Section 3 - Standing Orders [PDF] (file size 191.1 KB)
Part 4 - The Executive [PDF] (file size 204.1 KB)
Part 5 Section 3 - Scrutiny Committees [PDF] (file size 125.42 KB)
Part 6 - Joint Arrangements [PDF] (file size 78.32 KB)
Management Structure Chart (July 2019) [PDF] (file size 101.76 KB)
Part 8 Section 2 - Access to Information [PDF] (file size 99.75 KB)
Part 8 Section 4 - Audit Procedure Rules [PDF] (file size 81.39 KB)
Part 8 Section 5 - Contract Regulations [PDF] (file size 225.29 KB)
Part 8 Section 6 - Legal Procedures [PDF] (file size 78.1 KB)
Index [PDF] (file size 227.35 KB)