How the council is governed

What is governance?

Governance is about how we make sure we're doing the right things, in the right way, for the right people, in a timely, inclusive, open and accountable way.

It's important to recognise that effective local government relies upon establishing and maintaining the public's confidence in both the elected members (councillors) and officers (employees), and that it determines credibility and confidence in the services that we provide. Good governance incorporates all our activities, our priorities and strategic planning.

Overall responsibility for corporate governance rests with the council and in particular with the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive.