The constitution

What is the Council's constitution?

The Council's constitution sets out how we operate and make decisions. It also contains the procedures that make sure the Council is efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some processes are required by law, while we have adopted others by choice.

We have grouped constitution documentation into eight parts. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are in Part 8.

Download individual sections of the constitution below. You can read a full copy of the constitution at Kensington Central Library.

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

 

The constitution

Contents

Part 1 - Local People and the Council

Part 2 Section 1- The Councillor Code of Conduct

Part 2 Section 2 - Councillors' Rights of Access to Information

Part 2 Section 3 - Councillors' Allowances Scheme

Part 2 Section 4 - Protocol on Member Officer Relations

Part 3 Section 1 - Role and Functions of the Mayor

Part 3 Section 2 - The Full Council

Part 3 Section 3 - Standing Orders

Part 4 - The Executive

Part 5 Section 1 and 2 - Committees and Non-Executive Functions

Part 5 Section 3 - Scrutiny Committees

Part 6 - Joint Arrangements

Part 7 Section 1 - Council Officers and Management Structure

Part 7 Section 1 - structure chart

Part 7 Section 2 - Scheme of Officer Delegations

Part 7 Section 3 - Officer Employment Procedure Rules

Part 7 Section 4 Officers' Code of Conduct

Part 8 Section 1 Code of Corporate Governance

Part 8 Section 2 - Access to Information

Part 8 Section 3 - Financial Procedure Rules

Part 8 Section 4 - Audit Procedure Rules

Part 8 Section 5 - Contract Regulations

Part 8 Section 6 - Legal Procedures

Part 8 Section 7 - Code of Conduct on Planning

Part 8 Section 8 - Executive Scrutiny Protocol

Index

Remote Meetings Protocol

Constitution since July 2019