Petitions to the council


The council has an e-petitions system where petitions can be submitted and "signed". e-petitions must follow the same guidelines as paper petitions.

You will also need to decide how long you would like your petition to be open for signatures (a maximum of three months will be allowed). When you create an e-petition it may take five working days before it is published online. This is because we have to check that the content of your petition is suitable before it is made available for signing.

If we feel we cannot publish your petition we will contact you to explain. You will be able to change and resubmit your petition if you wish.

Once an e-petition has closed you will receive an acknowledgement within 14 days. A petition acknowledgement and response will be emailed to everyone who has signed the e-petition and opted to receive this information. The acknowledgment and response will also be published on this website.

Signing an e-petition

When you sign an e-petition you will be asked to provide your name, postal address and a valid email address. When you have submitted this information, you will be sent an email to the email address you have provided.

This email will include a link which you must click on in order to confirm the email address is valid. Once this step is complete your 'signature' will be added to the petition.