Any member of the public may ask to present a petition, either electronically or in paper form, signed by at least 25 residents other than Members of the Council. It must be relevant to some matter in relation to which the Authority has functions, or which affects the area of the Authority or part of it, or the inhabitants of that area or some of them.  Further information about Petitions is published in Part 4 of the Council's Constitution.


An e-Petition is a petition which collects signatures online. This allows petitions and supporting information to be made available to a potentially much wider audience than a traditional paper based petition.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in the area can submit an e-Petition.

Anyone who lives in the area can sign the e-Petition.

E-Petitions are part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to listening to and acting on the views of the public.

To view current e-petitions please click on the Browse all e-Petitions

Supporting an e-Petition

To support an existing e-Petition choose an e-Petition and add your name, address and email address.

To find out more about the issue, see the supporting information, provided by the lead petitioner, attached to the e-Petition.

Submitting an e-Petition

With the exception of Planning and Licensing Applications, an e-Petition can relate to any issue on which the Council has powers or duties or on which it has shared delivery responsibilities through the Local Area Agreement or other partnership arrangement.

Petitions Guidance (pdf)