Our constitution describes the basic elements through which the council operates: the Council, the Executive, Overview and Scrutiny and Committees.

Overview of the constitution

The constitution sets out:

  • The rules and procedures we and our committees need to follow
  • The decision making powers of the executive and of committees
  • Your right to inspect reports and background documents
  • Codes of conduct for councillors and employees
  • Information about members' interests and members' allowances

View Sandwell's Constitution