Full Council meetings are held on the last Monday of every month. An Annual meeting and an Estimates meeting are held once a year.
The Councillors perform the RESERVED FUNCTIONS exercised by resolution. These are functions reserved to the Council, which broadly equate with the making of policy. They include the adopting of the annual estimate, the borrowing of money, the making of a development plan, the adoption of a scheme of letting priorities (for housing) and the declaration of a road to be public. The various Acts relating to the functions of local authorities prescribe the functions which are to be reserved to Councillors.
The EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS exercised by Manager's Order are performed by the Manager and relate to day-to-day administration, eg. the actual letting of houses, the granting or refusal of planning permissions and the control of staff. All those functions that are not specified to be reserved to the Council are the Executive Functions.