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ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL
ORDERS OF REFERENCE
Aberdeen City Council has democratic legitimacy in the City and
therefore holds the responsibility for working with the people of
Aberdeen to ensure the long term wellbeing of the City of Aberdeen,
its people and its environment.
The Council will:
provide a clear vision of the way forward to ensure the long term
well-being of the City and its people.
provide strategies and supporting policies which will ensure the
achievement of this.
deliver services which meet the needs of the citizens of
ensure that in relation to the resources needed to achieve the long
term well-being of the people of Aberdeen.
that the supply of resources are maximised.
best long term value for money is achieved.
monitor the success of the Council and its partners in achieving
this for the City and its people.
ensure equality of access to these entitlements to all its citizens
regardless of age, gender, social, ethnic or religious background,
disability or sexual orientation.
ensure the well-being of all who work for the Council, elected
members, staff etc.
The Council will work in partnership with other providers of
services in the City to ensure the delivery of the vision.
The Council will ensure that the people of Aberdeen are involved in
The Council will act as an advocate for the City:
within the local area.
within Scotland and the UK (in particular to the agencies of
Government in Holyrood and Westminster).
world-wide (and in particular with agencies of the European
The Council will support the Civic Head in his/her duties as:
Lord Provost of the City of Aberdeen.
Lord Lieutenant of the City of Aberdeen.
The Council will uphold and build the heritage and traditions of
the City of Aberdeen, the wider North East of Scotland and Civic
The Council will ensure that the highest standards are maintained
in the stewardship of the City and the Council and any other
organisation in which the Council plays a part.
The Council will be the final internal point of appeal on matters
for which it has responsibility.
The Council will resolve all matters bound to be determined by it
alone in terms of the relevant legislation.
The Council may delegate areas of responsibility to for instance,
committees or other working groups to ensure the efficient
discharge of these responsibilities.
The Council will oversee the community planning process.
The Council will agree and monitor neighbourhood community action
The Council will ensure involvement of community, neighbourhood
networks and partners in Committee decision making.