Acknowledging your petition

We will respond to all petitions that meet the criteria set out in the Council Constitution. We will be as flexible as we can when handling your petition so that it is considered quickly and in the most appropriate way.

  • We will acknowledge your petition within 10 working days of receiving it
  • We will let you know the name and contact details of the Council officer who is handling the petition, what happens next and when you can expect to hear from us again
  • If the petition needs more investigation, we will keep you updated with progress
  • If we decide that your petition can not be accepted then we will let you know our reason(s)
  • If a petition is the responsibility of one of our partners, the petition will be sent to them to deal with within 7 working days of its receipt