Who can I present a petition to?
You can present a written petition to a meeting of the Cabinet, the council itself or one of the scrutiny or other committees. Your petition must relate to something for which the Cabinet, the council or the committee has responsibility.
How to present a written petition at a particular meeting
If you want to present a written petition at a particular meeting, you will need to notify Committee Services at County Hall and explain what the petition is about. You must make sure your request gets to us no later than 9am on the working day before the meeting at which you wish to present the petition.
You will find a contact name and telephone number on the front of the agenda for the meeting concerned or you can
Online application to present a petition
Use our application form to petition a meeting of the Council, the Cabinet or a Committee
Remember, this request must reach Corporate Services by 9am on the working day before the meeting you wish to address.
What happens to my petition?
When you present your petition at a meeting of councillors, you will be able to address the meeting for up to three minutes to explain what the petition is about.
When you have presented your petition, the councillors may decide to note it or refer it to a future meeting or to a chief officer to be considered. They will be able to take a decision about what you have raised in your petition straight away only if it relates to an item that is already on the agenda for their meeting.
You will be able to view the wording of your petition and any response to it.