There are 78 councillors on Newcastle City Council. Three councillors are elected to represent each of the 26 wards. Councillors decide the Council's overall policies and set the budget each year. The Council appoints a Leader and Executive. A code of practice governs Member/Officer relations.
The Council employs officers to give advice, implement decisions and manage the day-to-day delivery of its services. The Council is split into a number of Directorates and led by a Chief Executive. Certain officers have the power to make decisions on behalf of the Council. A Council Business Model sets out the way in chich Corporate Management Team, led by the Chief Executive, manages the business of the Council.
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- Citizens' Rights >
- Code of Corporate Governance >
- Committees - general information >
- Standards Issues >
- The Newcastle Charter >