Decision details

Update to the Constitution

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


On behalf of Councillor Philip Dixon, Customer and Locality Services Portfolio Holder, Councillor Jonathan Brook, Leader and Promoting South Lakeland and Innovation Portfolio Holder, informed Council that one of the duties of the Monitoring Officer was to monitor and review, on an annual basis, the operation of the Constitution to ensure that its aims and objectives were given full effect.  It was considered, however, more appropriate to treat the Constitution as a living document and for in year amendments to be encouraged to ensure that it was kept up-to-date and met the needs of the business.


Approval was being sought to amendments under Section E(2) (2.1) to include the wording, “including changes to job titles” and authorisation for the Monitoring Officer to make these changes.  The Human Resources Committee had been consulted and had expressed support.


Councillor Brook moved the recommendation contained within the report and was seconded by Councillor Giles Archibald.


It was unanimously


RESOLVED – That approval be given for the addition of the wording, “including changes to job titles” to delegation E(2) 2.1 and for the Monitoring Officer to make the necessary changes to the Constitution.

Report author: Linda Fisher

Publication date: 13/08/2021

Date of decision: 27/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/07/2021 - Council

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