Petitions to Full Council
How to send a petition to Full Council
Petitions to Full Council must be sent in writing to:
- Democratic Services Manager
George Meehan House
294 High Road
The petition must be received by 10am at least 5 clear working days before the meeting - eg Friday for a meeting on the following Monday 10 days later.
If you are submitting a petition electronically (using our e-petitions page) and also wish to submit your petition to Full Council, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for this.
Dates of council meetings can be found on the meetings calendar on the Council website. Guidelines for what a petition to Full Council should contain are the same as for other petitions and can be found on the main petitions page.
What will happen to my petition?
The petition will be handed to the Mayor, and recorded as received by the Head of Local Democracy and Member Services without any further debate.
The relevant Cabinet member should report the Council’s response to the petition at the next ordinary meeting of the Council. A copy of this response will be sent to the Petitioner.
If you would like to speak at the meeting you should send in a request for a deputation. See our deputations page for more information.
If a petition contains more than 2,200 signatures it will trigger a debate by the Full Council, unless it is a petition asking for a senior council officer to give evidence at a public meeting.
The petition organiser will be given five minutes to present the petition at the meeting and the petition will then be discussed by councillors for a maximum of 15 minutes. The council will decide how to respond to the petition at this meeting.
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