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The Constitution

Our written Constitution sets out how decisions will be made and the rules and procedures under which we will operate. We have used extracts from it on this website to explain our decision-making system and the powers of councillors involved. We have also used it to let you know who your councillors are, who holds a particular office and your rights to attend and speak at meetings of the Council. It has eight sections:

The purpose of this Constitution is to set out how Fareham Borough Council works, how its decisions are taken and what procedures will be followed to make sure that Council is efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.The formal part of the Constitution which is divided into 16 Chapters that set out the basic rules governing the way that the Council operates.Contains details of the allocation of functions between different parts of the Council. It also provides an explanation of powers delegated to the Executive, the Scrutiny Board, Committees and Officers.Contains the rules about the way in which the Council must operate and make decisions and specifies how and when information will be made available to the public.'Stand Alone' Supporting DocumentsCodes of Conduct and PracticeMembers AllowancesSenior Management StructureCouncillors











If you require any further assistance please contact Democratic Services Tel. 01329 824594 or e-mail


The Corporate Governance and Standards also provide further information on some aspects of the Constitution.

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