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Part 5 - Petition Scheme

Below is the Petition Scheme.

An acknowledgement will be sent to the petition organiser within 5 working days of receiving the petition. Within 20 working days we will provide a written response to the petition organiser.

If the petition affects a particular area the county councillors covering that area will be informed that a petition has been received.

If the petition has enough signatures to trigger a Council debate, then the acknowledgment will confirm this and tell you when and where the meeting will take place.

If the petition applies to a planning or licensing application, is a statutory petition (for example requesting a referendum on having an elected mayor), or on a matter where there is already an existing right of appeal, such as a school admission appeal, other procedures apply.

If your petition is about something over which the Council has no direct control (for

example the local railway or hospital) we will refer the petition to the relevant body and ask that they provide a response to you.

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

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