Who we are and what we do

Here are the items in our publication scheme which relate to the category 'Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance'.

Our constitution

Internal financial regulations. This information can be found under part 4 in the Constitution. View the constitution document.

Council democratic structure

The council is made up of 90 locally elected councillors who make decisions on how to improve local services on behalf of local people. The way in which councillors make decisions is informed by the ideas of the political parties they represent. The Lord Mayor is chosen by the council and is the city's first citizen and representative. The Leader of the council is elected by the council and leads the cabinet.

Council directorate structure

View the council's management structure chart.

Location and opening times

The links below give you the opening times for council properties:

Councillors details

View currently elected councillors' information and contact details. This information can be found via the link above.

Contact information

Contact details for all customer-facing departments are on the relevant web page in the 'Contact us' feature in the right hand column of each page on this site. 

Most recent election results

View  the latest election results.

Relationships with other authorities

The council's elected members are, as part of their duties, appointed to a number of local statutory joint authorities and outside organisations.

View a list of local joint authorities and local organisations and the names of the members appointed to them.

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