The Council welcomes E-Petitions which are created and submitted using the link below. E-petitions allows information to be made available to a potentially much wider audience than a traditional paper based petition.
Anyone who lives, works or studies in the area can submit or sign an E-Petition.
The petition organiser will need to provide us with their name, postal address and e-mail address. You will also need to decide how long you would like your petition to be open for signatures - most petitions run for six months, but you can choose a shorter or longer timeframe, up to a maximum of 12 months.
The Council's response to a petition will depend upon what a petition asks for and how many people have signed it. If an E-Petition contains 500 signatures or more, it will be debated by the Full Council unless it is a petition asking for a Senior Council Officer to give evidence at a public meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Deadlines for receipt of petitions containing 500 signatures or more requiring debate at Council are required at least 10 working days in advance of the meeting. If a petition is received less than 10 working days before a Council meeting, the petition will be debated at the following Council meeting.
If the petition applies to a planning or licensing application, is a statutory petition (for example, requesting a referendum on having an elected mayor), or on a matter where there is already an existing right of appeal, such as Council Tax banding and non-domestic rates, other procedures apply. If your petition is about something over which the Council has no direct contract (for example, the local railway or hospital), we will consider making representations on behalf of the community to the relevant body. The Council works with a large number of local partners and where possible will work with these partners to respond to your petition. If we are not able to do this for any reason, we will set out the reasons for this to you.
Select an earlier date range below to find completed E-Petitions and responses from the Council.
There are no current ePetitions