Constitution of Torfaen Council

Amongst all the various plans, strategies and other publications, the Council's Constitution is one of its most important documents. The Constitution sets out:

  • the principles of how the Council works
  • how citizens elect Council members and subsequently can access and influence the Council and its various decision-making structures
  • what members of the Council do (and how they do it, along with their responsibilities for good conduct and judgement)
  • how the various "arms" of the Council work and how meetings are organised and run
  • the rights of citizens (for example, to information about the Council)
  • the role of officers of the Council
  • who's who and who does what, and
  • the various rules and regulations, amongst other things.

A copy of the Council's Constitution is available to download here.

Guide to the Constitution is also available to download here. 

If you have any questions, please call 01495 762200 and ask to speak to Democratic Services.  Alternatively you can email

Last Modified: 25/08/2022
For more information contact:

Democratic Services

Tel: 01495 766294

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