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This Constitution, and all its appendices, is the Constitution of the Douglas City Council ('the Council').


The Constitution ensures that the Council’s decision making and governance arrangements help it to achieve its corporate aims, objectives and priorities effectively and efficiently. It also ensures that the Council meets its legal duties.




Purpose of the Constitution


  • Enable the Council to provide clear leadership to the community in partnership with the public, businesses and other organisations;


  • Support the active involvement of the public in the process of local authority decision-making;


  • Help Members represent their constituents effectively;


  • Enable decisions to be taken efficiently, effectively and transparently, with due regard to probity and equity;


  • Create an effective means of holding decision-makers to public account;


  • Ensure that no one will review a decision in which he or she was directly involved;


  • Ensure that those responsible for decision-making are clearly identifiable to local people and that they explain the reasons for decisions; and


  • Provide for the effective and improving delivery of services to the community.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I read the Constitution?

Yes, the Constitution is available for public viewing at the Henry Bloom Noble Library or the Douglas City Hall. You can also download a digital copy from this page.





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