Buckinghamshire Constitution

1. Buckinghamshire Constitution

The Constitution sets out the overarching rules under which the Council operates.

The document sets out the rules that the Council has to follow legally and those that have been adopted as a matter of local choice.

It serves partly as an electronic handbook for County Councillors and others who are directly involved in the business of the Council, and partly as an important reference guide for residents, businesses and other organisations to understand how the Council is run, including how decisions are made.

The Constitution has been formally approved by full Council and may be reviewed as needed.

You can download a copy of the Constitution below. The document also has a contents page at the beginning. You can click into the section you want to view in the contents page and will be automatically taken to the relevant section of the document. Alternatively you can also search for a word or phrase within the document.


3. Monitoring Officer

The role of the Monitoring Officer is to ensure the sound governance, lawfulness and fairness of all Council decision making. The Monitoring Officer:

  • is responsible for ensuring that the Council's Constitution is properly maintained, operates efficiently and is adhered to;
  • has a key role in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct within the authority; and
  • must report any unlawfulness or maladministration to the Council.

The Monitoring Officer is responsible for administering any complaints about member conduct.

You can contact the Monitoring Officer at monitoringofficer@buckscc.gov.uk.