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Basildon Borough Council - Change in Governance Arrangements

Basildon Borough Council resolved at an Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 25th May 2017 to make a change in its governance arrangements, with effect from the Annual Council Meeting also held on 25 May 2017.

As a result of the resolution it will be necessary for significant changes to the Council's Constitution to be made. The main feature of the change is to remove the 'Leader & Cabinet' form of governance that the Council has operated since 2001, and replace it with a 'Committee System' form of governance. This new form of governance will result in most decisions on council functions being dealt with by politically balanced committees subject to the general oversight of Council. No individual Member of the Council has decision making powers.

See Public Notice: Public Notice - Change of Governance Arrangements - May 2017 (PDF) [79KB] (opens new window)

Key provisions of new governance arrangements

The following downloadable document sets out the main provisions of the new arrangements for the Council's Committee System form of governance.

Downloadable document:  Key provisions of new governance arrangements - May 2017 (PDF) [199KB] (opens new window)

Basildon Borough Council Constitution (Committee System) - May 2017

See Basildon Council - Extraordinary Meeting, 25 May 2017.