New petition

We welcome petitions which are created and submitted through our website.

Online petitions must follow the same guidelines as paper petitions. As the petition organiser, you will need to provide us with your name, postal address and email address. You will also need to decide how long the petition will to be open for signatures. Most petitions run for six months, but a shorter or longer timeframe can be chosen, up to a maximum of 12 months.

When you create an online 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 signature.

If we feel we cannot publish your petition for some reason, we will contact you within this timeframe to explain. A summary of the petition and the reason why it has not been accepted will be published under the 'rejected petitions' section of the website.

When a petition has closed for signatures, it will automatically be submitted to the Director of Legal Services.

In the same way as a paper petition, you will receive an acknowledgement within 10 working days. If you would like to present your petition to a meeting of the council, please contact the Director of Legal Services within 10 working days of receipt of the acknowledgement.

A petition acknowledgement and response will be emailed to everyone who has signed the petition. The acknowledgment and response will also be published on this website.

All of the fields in this form are mandatory but only your name will be displayed on the website.

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Petition duration

Petition outcome

You must specify what you wish to happen if you receive the required number of signatures. Please select one of the following options. If you would like to know more about these outcomes please view the "What happens next (Opens in a new window)" area of the website.

Would you like to present your petition in person?

Paper petition submission

If you wish to gather additional signatures on paper they will be added to your total at the end of the petition period. Remember an individual can only sign the petition once, duplicate entries will not be counted..