Who can submit a petition?
Anyone who lives, works or studies in the Borough may create and submit a petition to the Borough Council
What must a petition include?
- A clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition
- It should state what action the petitioners would like the Council to take
- The name, address and signature of any person supporting the petition
- 20 signatures or more to be classed as a petition.
What is not allowed?
A petition will not be accepted where:
- it is considered to be vexatious, abusive or otherwise inappropriate
- it refers to a development plan, specific planning or licensing matter
- it refers to a decision for which there is an existing right of appeal, such as council tax banding and non-domestic rates
- it is a petition under a specific piece of legislation (for example requesting a referendum on having an elected mayor).
Further information on the Council's procedures in relation to planning, licensing and local taxation matters are available below:
Planning and Building Control
Council Tax and Benefits
What happens if an electronic petition is accepted?
Related PagesCreate an e-petition