Transparent decision making

We are committed to being open and transparent in the way we spend your money. On this page you will find links to data that shows how much we spend on suppliers, senior staff and councillors.

Council's constitution

The constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that decision making is efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of the procedures are required by law, while others are a matter for the council.

The constitution is divided into six parts. These contain the procedural and other rules, codes, protocols as well as the members’ allowances scheme. Parts two and three set out the rules governing the council’s business and which part of the council is responsible for various functions.

The constitution becomes in force when adopted by the council at one of its meetings and is subject to regular reviews and amendments. 

The latest published constitution

Council housing

Our social housing asset value document groups our properties by post code and valuation band, with values and occupancy rates for each.

Fraud

Number of occasions they use powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 201444

133

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud

5

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists

4

Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud (Fraud team only and excludes legal costs)

£426k

Total number of (potential) fraud cases investigated

176

Grants

You can find details of the grants we have awarded to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations on our Go for it Grants page

Land and buildings

See details of all our land and building assets (Excel)

Parking account and parking spaces

Our parking and traffic enforcement annual reports include details of:

  • The revenue we make from on-street and off-street parking and penalty charge notices
  • How we spend the revenue
  • The number of controlled parking bays in the borrough

Payments to suppliers

Salaries, expenses and allowances

Trade Unions

Waste contracts

  • We do not have any external waste contracts. We manage our waste collection service in-house.