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Council Constitution

Council Constitution

The formal Constitution of Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council


The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness has agreed a 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 the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose and sets out the basic rules governing the Council's business.

The Barrow Borough Council's Constitution document is available by clicking on the links below.


Barrow BC Constitution (full) Document (pdf format 3.0 mb)

Part 1 - Summary and Explanation (pdf 493 kb)

Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution (pdf 478 kb)

Part 3(1) - Responsibility for Functions-Policy and Other Committees (pdf 571 kb)

Part 3(2) - Responsibility for Functions - Officer Delegations (pdf 751 kb)

Part 4 - Rules of Procedure (pdf 877 kb)

Part 5 - Codes and Protocols (pdf 620 kb)

Part 6 - Members' Allowance Scheme (pdf 440 kb)

Part 7 - Official Spokesperson (pdf 277 kb)