Petition scheme

The council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which you can let us know your concerns. 

What is a petition?

A petition is a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to the council in respect of a particular cause, concern or issue.

It might be helpful if you contact the council to discuss your petition before starting to collect signatures. You can contact us by completing our democratic services contact form or by calling 01455 255879.

Who can create and sign a petition?

Anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough can create or sign a petition about a local issue and submit it to the council. Petition organisers and signatories should be over 18, though there may be exceptional circumstances where a supplementary petition from those under 18 will be accepted in support of the main petition.

Where should I send my petition?

Paper petitions should be submitted to the Democratic Services Manager at:

Democratic Services
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Hinckley Hub
Rugby Road
Leics LE10 0FR

Online petitions

E-petitions can be created via an online e-petitions facility as long as they meet the qualifying criteria set out in this scheme. 

If you are submitting a petition that you have created via an external site, please complete our democratic services contact form and include a link to the site, attaching a copy of all signatories downloaded by the petition organiser.

Further information: