Framework for Corporate Governance

We fully supports the fundamental principles of good corporate governance.

Accountability: the process by which the council, and its elected members and officers, are held responsible for their actions and decisions.

Effectiveness: the process by which we ensure that its policies, plans and procedures achieve the stated objectives.

Integrity: the honesty, selflessness and objectivity of the Council's elected members and officers and the standards of propriety and probity that the Council sets for those entrusted with the stewardship of public funds.

Openness and Inclusivity: the procedures the Council adopts to ensure that all stakeholders have confidence in decision making and the management of the Council's affairs.  Openness involves an inclusive approach, with all stakeholders having the opportunity to engage effectively with the decisions made by the Council.

Up-to-date: we will keep all procedures, plans and processes under review to ensure that they reflect current best practice and community needs.


To comply with the principles of corporate governance it is important that they are reflected in each dimension of the Council's business. This Corporate Governance Framework has defined these dimensions as:


1. Focusing on the purpose of the authority and on outcomes for the community and creating and implementing a vision for the local area

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2. Members and officers working together to achieve a common purpose with clearly defined functions and roles

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3. Promoting values for the authority and demonstrating the values of good governance through upholding high standards of conduct and behaviour

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4. Taking informed and transparent decisions which are subject to effective scrutiny and managing risk

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5. Developing the capacity and capability of members and officers to be effective

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6. Engaging with local people and other stakeholders to ensure robust public accountability

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