We believe that we should be accountable for our activities and actions and a comprehensive governance system is in place to ensure that the Council is effectively regulated, conforms to good practice in its decision making and that our residents can challenge us and become engaged in democracy.

These are just some of the ways that both our Officers and Elected members are checked and how we show our accountability to you. 

Governance Checks, Balances, and Accountability
Officer checks and balances Member checks and balances Accountability to residents
  • Scheme of Delegations

  • Job Evaluation System and Pay Policy

  • Disciplinary process and appeals

  • Monitoring Officer/Head of Paid Service/Section 151 Officer

  • Financial standing orders

  • Contract standing orders

  • Employee code of conduct

  • Anti-fraud policy

  • Prudential Code

  • Business Continuity Plans

  • Whistleblowing process

  • Risk management group

  • Health and Safety Group

  • Information Management Policy

  • Staff survey

  • Complaints and compliments

  • Licensing and appeals


  • Elections

  • Independent remuneration panel

  • Members allowances scheme

  • GP Audit and Standards Committee

  • Monitoring Officer/Head of Paid Service/Section 151 Officer

  • Portfolio Holder reports to Council

  • Questions to Portfolio Holders at Council

  • Member Code of Conduct

  • Reports at Council from outside bodies

  • Ward Member reports at Council

  • CAT meetings

  • Public consultations

  • Register of interests

  • Declaration of interests at meetings

  • Broxtowe Matters Annual report

  • Public questions at Council

  • Presentation of petitions to Council

  • Community Trigger

  • Communications Strategy

  • Open Data

  • Publication on website of Council decisions and agendas

  • Broxtowe Housing Standard

  • Broxtowe Local Parks Standard

  • Public satisfaction surveys

  • External audit annual letter

  • External and internal audit reports

  • External inspections e.g. EFLG/IIE/LGA

  • Peer review

  • Benchmarking through APSE/CIPFA/SOCITIM/Housemark

  • Schedule of financial payments on website

  • Licensing and Appeals Committee

The Council's Operating Model

The way the Council conducts its business is changing fast, keeping pace with the need to adapt to face the rapidly changing context in which it is operating.

Over the past few years, we have evolved and now have fewer departmental divisions and continued partnership arrangements to move towards a structure which is more efficient and forward thinking.