Petitions to the council

Full council debates

If a petition contains 10,000 signatures or more it will be debated by the full council. (The exception to this is when the petition asks for a senior council officer to give evidence at a public meeting.)

A petition with 10, 000 or more signatures will be discussed at a meeting which all councillors can attend. You can suggest questions to be asked at the meeting by contacting Democratic Services.

The council will decide how to respond to the petition at this meeting. They may decide to take the requested action, give reasons put forward in the debate why no action will be taken, or decide to further investigation into the matter.

The petition organiser will receive written confirmation of this decision. This confirmation will also be published on our website.