Doncaster Council has an agreed Constitution which sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.
Some of these processes are required by law, whilst others are chosen by the council. The Council will exercise all its powers and duties in accordance with the law and its approved Constitution.
Understanding the Constitution
The Constitution is divided into 6 parts. The 6 parts form the Constitution of Doncaster Council under the Local Government Act 2000 and associated Directions and set out the basic rules governing the Council's business.
To view each Part of the Council's Constitution, please select the relevant document listed in the 'Downloads & Resources' section on this page.
The Constitution is a live document. When referring to it for procedural guidance, please do not save any part of the Constitution for reference - always use this online version which is updated continuously.
The latest revisions made to the Constitution are listed in the Summary of Constitution Revisions, which can be viewed in the 'Downloads & Resources' section.
- Contents Page
- Download (145KB - PDF)
- Part 1 - Summary & Explanation
- Download (352KB - PDF)
- Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution
- Download (315KB - PDF)
- Part 3 - Responsibility for Functions
- Download (1.41MB - PDF)
- Part 4 - Rules of Procedure
- Download (1.18MB - PDF)
- Part 5 - Codes and Protocols
- Download (1.06MB - PDF)
- Part 6 - Members
- Download (462KB - PDF)
- Constitution (All parts) May 2021
- Download (4.12MB - PDF)