Part 5 - Petition Scheme
Below is the Petition Scheme.
- Gloucestershire County Council Petition Scheme
- What are the guidelines for submitting a petition?
- What will the Council do when it receives my petition?
- Full Council debates
- How do I submit a petition to the County Council?
- What happens after a petition has been submitted to the County Council?
The Council welcomes e-petitions which are created and submitted through our website. E-petitions must follow the same guidelines as paper petitions. The petition organiser will need to provide us with their name, postal address and email address. You will also need to decide how long you would like your petition to be open for signatures.
If we feel we cannot publish your petition for some reason, we will contact you within this time to explain. You will be able to change and resubmit your petition if you wish. When an e-petition has closed for signature, it will automatically be submitted to Democratic Services. In the same way as a paper petition, you will receive an acknowledgement within five working days and a formal response within 20 working days.
A petition acknowledgement and response will be emailed to everyone who has signed the e-petition and elected to receive this information.
E-petitions may be combined at the request of the petition organiser with paper petitions. The wording of both petitions must be the same if the petitions are being brought together to reach the 5,000 signatures required for a debate at full Council.
How do I sign an e-petition?
You can see all the e-petitions currently available for signature on the Council’s website. When you sign an e-petition you will be asked to provide your name, the address in Gloucestershire where you live work and study 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. People visiting the e-petition will be able to see your name in the list of those who have signed it but your contact details will not be visible.