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Council responsibilities

We are responsible for council tax and local services such as planning, housing and environmental issues.

The Leader of the Council is responsible for most day-to-day decisions. The Leader can delegate these to:

  • the Executive;
  • committees of the Executive;
  • individual lead councillors on the Executive;
  • individual local ward councillors;
  • officers

The roles and responsibilities for making decisions are set out in the Constitution. Some parts of the Constitution are required by law and some are based on the council's own policies.

View the latest version of the Council Constitution and the supporting documents .

The council's strategy and vision for the next five years is set out in the Corporate Plan.