Petition scheme

What you can do if you feel your 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 (OSC) 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 of OSC.

OSC will try to consider your request at its next meeting although this may not always be possible. Should OSC determine that we have not dealt with your petition adequately it may make recommendations for a different response.