An ePetition is a quick and easy way to bring issues to the attention of our councillors and influence local decision making.
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.