Petitions - how to submit a petition
Nottingham City Council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. All petitions sent or presented to the Council will receive an acknowledgement within 10 working days of it being received. This acknowledgement will set out what we plan to do with the petition.
All petitions submitted to the Council must include:
- a clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition. It should state what action the petitioners wish the Council to take;
- the name, full address, and signature of any person supporting the petition. Signatories must make clear that they live or have a business address (but not be an employee of a business) within the City boundary by providing a valid address, in accordance with the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction act 2009.
Petitions must be accompanied by contact details, including an address, for the petition organiser, who must live or have a business address (but not be an employee of a business) within the City boundary. This is the person we will contact to explain how we will respond to the petition. If the petition does not identify a petition organiser, we will treat the first signatory to the petition as the organiser.
We categorise our petitions as follows:
Petitions 'requiring debate'
Any petition above the set threshold which will trigger a debate at a full Council meeting
Petitions 'calling an officer to account'
Any petition above the set threshold which will summon a senior Council officer to give evidence at a public meeting
Any other, non-excluded, petition, requesting action or response by the Council
A template for petitions can be found here Petition Template [58kb], which you may find helpful to use as it will ensure that your petition satisfies the criteria detailed within the Petitions Scheme.
Written petitions can be sent to:
LH Box 28
The Head of Democratic Services
Please click here to access the e-petitions system, where you can create, sign or view an e-petition. For further information on e-petitions click here.
The City Council's Petitions Scheme can be viewed in full via this link Nottingham City Council Petitions Scheme v4 [45kb]. It is recommended that you read this as it contains further details on the categories of petitions detailed in the table above, petitions excluded from the Scheme, how your petition will be handled and what you can do if you are not happy with how your petition is dealt with.