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Part 5 - Petition Scheme

Below is the Petition Scheme.

The Council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which

people can let us know their concerns.  In the first instance you should always try to speak to an officer in the relevant department or your local county councillor to discuss your particular concerns. 

Anyone wishing to organise a petition should contact Democratic Services (Tel: Stephen Bace 01452 324202, email who will provide advice on the procedures that apply. It may be that in some instances it is more appropriate for issues to be raised in other ways – for example through your local councillor or the complaints process.

All petitions sent or presented to the Council will receive an acknowledgement from the Council within 5 working days of receipt, and within 20 working days of receipt of the petition, we will set out what we plan to do with the petition.

Paper petitions can be sent to the address below or be created, signed and submitted online.

Gloucestershire County Council,
c/o Democratic Services,
Shire Hall,

You can also request that your local county councillor presents a petition at a full Council meeting. Dates and times can be found here:

Please contact Democratic Services (Tel: Stephen Bace 01452 324202, email at least 10 clear working days before the meeting and they will talk you through the process.

To come within the scheme and trigger a response a petition needs a minimum of 25 signatures from people who live, work or study in Gloucestershire. Petitions with fewer signatures can still be submitted but they will not be treated in accordance with this scheme.  

If your petition has received 5,000 signatures or more it will be scheduled for a Council debate and, if this is the case, we will let you know when this will take place.

Page updated: 11/11/2022 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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