Petition scheme

What can I do if I feel my petition has not been dealt with properly?

If you feel we have not dealt with your petition properly the petition organiser has the right to request that the council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee review the steps that the council has taken in response to your petition. It is helpful to everyone if such a request is accompanied by a short explanation of the reasons as to why the council’s response is not considered to be adequate. The request must be received at least 10 working days before the date of the next meeting.

The committee will try to consider your request at its next meeting although this may not always be possible. Should the committee determine that we have not dealt with your petition adequately it may make use its powers to deal with the matter including instigating and investigation, making recommendations to the council’s executive and arranging for the matter to be considered at a meeting of the full Council.