The Sheffield Metropolitan District Council
(known as The Sheffield City Council) has agreed a Constitution that sets out how the Council operates,
how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to
ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to
local people. Some of these processes are required by law, whilst
others are a matter for the Council to choose.
The Constitution contains 17 Articles in Part
2, which set out the basic rules governing the Council’s
business. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are
provided in separate rules and protocols contained within the other
parts of the Constitution.
Further information can be found in the
Summary and Explanation in Part 1 of the Constitution.
The Council has a legal duty to
keep its constitution up to date. In accordance with Article 16 of the
Constitution (Review and Revision of the Constitution), changes to
the Constitution will only be made with the approval of the Full
Council, after consideration of the proposal by a Committee of the
Council, the Chief Executive or the
In addition, however, the Director of Legal
and Governance, in consultation with the Lord Mayor, has delegated
authority to make any minor and consequential drafting changes to
Latest Version of
The latest version of the Constitution can be
viewed from this “Constitution” webpage – by
clicking on the latest date located at the top of the list of
publications. A full version of the
Constitution (located at the top of the webpage) is then available
to view/download, and each component element is also available to
view/download from that webpage.
The “Frontsheet” (also located at the top of the
webpage) includes a reference to the parts of the Constitution
which have been changed since the previously published version, and
further details of those changes can be found within the
“Changes Made to the Constitution” document (also
located at the top of the webpage).
Previous Versions of
Previous versions of the Constitution are also
available from this “Constitution” webpage.