Petitions Policy

Our petitions policy was ratified by Council in 2019.

The Council welcomes petitions and recognises that they are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. Details of what the Council will accept as a petition and how the Council will respond are contained in this document.

All petitions sent or presented to the Council will receive confirmation of receipt within 3 working days of being received by the Council’s Chief Executive Officer. Within 15 working days of either receipt of a paper petition or the closure of an e-petition we will write to the lead petitioner explaining what we plan to do with the petition.

It should be noted that there is no underpinning legislation relating to petitions to local authorities, as The Localism Act 2011 repealed the relevant section of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 which had previously been in place.