Democracy and Transparency

Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the topic homepage at Democracy in Devon which has additional news and features. Find out all you need to know about the 2017 elections and view webcasts of our live council meetings as well as archived meetings from the last few months.

  • Cabinet

    The Cabinet is the part of the Council responsible for most day-to-day decisions

  • Chairman of the council

    The Chairman of Devon County Council is elected annually, at the Council’s Annual Meeting

  • Committees

    Each committee has a membership, which attends. There will also be a number of council officers, whose role within the council is to support the committee process

  • Constitution

    The Constitution is the Council’s Code of Corporate Governance

  • Councillors

    County councillors - locate your local representative by name or electoral division

  • Elections

    County Council elections in England take place once every four years, when all 62 seats in Devon are up for election

  • Facts and figures

    Facts and Figures brings together a range of statistics, gleaned from a number of sources, about the people of Devon

  • Freedom of information

    The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives a general right of access by the public to all types of recorded information held by public authorities such as Devon County Council

  • Impact assessments

    Information about the process we use to make sure we have considered the most effective way to use our resources and avoid causing problems to people in specific groups with protected characteristics

  • Keeping Devon’s data

    Information about how long we keep different types of records such as evidence of decisions and transactions

  • Lord Lieutenant of Devon

    The main office of the Lord-Lieutenant is that of Her Majesty’s representative in the county, and it is his first and foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown.

  • Scrutiny

    We have four Scrutiny Committees that independently monitor how the Council goes about its business and the decisions it makes

  • Webcasts

    From here you will be able to access webcasts of our live council meetings, view archived council meetings from the last few months, view or complete any surveys or polls and access any documents or presentations associated to the webcasts