Petitions that have been referred to a subsequent meeting of Borough Council

Where a further debate by full Council is considered the most appropriate route, the petition organiser will be given five minutes to present the petition at the meeting (this may be extended at the discretion of the Chairperson) and the petition may then be discussed by Councillors for a maximum of 15 minutes.

The Council will decide how to respond to the petition at this meeting.

They may decide to:

  • take the action the petition requests
  • not to take the action requested for reasons put forward in the debate
  • refer the issue to the Chief Executive

If the Chief Executive is required to make a final decision, the full Council should decide whether to make recommendations to inform that decision.

The petition organiser will receive written confirmation of this decision.

You can check on progress with your petition by contacting the Democratic Services team on 0191 424 7691 or by emailing