What you need to say in your petition

You must include a clear and concise statement explaining what the petition is for.

It should state:

  • What action you wish the Council to take;
  • The name, address and signature of any person supporting the petition (the address can be an address where the person lives, works or studies).

Petitions should also include the name, address and contact details of the petition organiser. This is the person we will contact to explain how we will respond to the petition. We may refer to this person as the Lead Petitioner.

The contact details of the petition organiser will not be published on the website. If the petition does not name a petition organiser, and it is not clear from the petition who this person might be, we will normally contact the person whose name appears first on the petition.