Responding to a petition

What will the council do when it receives my petition?

Once a petition is received it will be checked to see if it meets the criteria defined in this scheme. We will contact the petition organiser within ten working days of receipt of the petition to acknowledge receipt and provide a timeline for further consideration and action. If the petition is invalid or excluded, we will also let the petition organiser know at this stage. Once the petition has been verified and acknowledged, no further signatures can be added.

Details of petitions received will be published on our website, except in cases where this would be inappropriate. Details will be retained on the website for two years after conclusion of the petition process.

Last updated: 30/11/2023 16:20