About East Renfrewshire Council
How the council works
East Renfrewshire Council comprises 20 elected members, representing 6 multi-member wards. These wards are made up of either three or 4 members.
Scheme of Administration
The council's decision-making structure is based on a Cabinet-style model. This model does not have service committees which are linked to one particular service department, but a Cabinet which considers business from all the Council's services and departments.
Apart from the Cabinet, the council still has a number of committees which deal with other matters such as education, planning and licensing.
Full details of all the council's committees and their areas of responsibility are contained in the council's Scheme of Administration which is located in the Related Documents section to the right.
Scheme of Delegated Functions
As well as taking decisions, the council is able to delegate decision-making powers to individual officers. Full details of all those officers that have been granted delegated powers and the complete list of powers that they can exercise is contained in the council's Scheme of Delegated Functions which is located in the Related Documents section to the right.
Meetings of the council and all its committees are held in accordance with a set of procedural rules approved by the Council. These are called the council's Standing Orders. The Standing Orders can be viewed in the Related Documents section to the right.