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The Council's constitution 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. The law requires some of these processes, while others are a matter for the council to choose.

You can view the Constitution as a whole document, or as the following sections:

If you have any queries regarding this, or would like to obtain a hard copy of the constitution, please contact:

Democratic Services
Tel: 020 7527 3308

The council recognises that good governance is essential for good management, performance and stewardship of public money and has developed a Local Code of Corporate Governance to implement this vision. The Local Code of Corporate Governance is available in Part 6 of the Constitution above.

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