Appendix 5: amends to the Council’s Petition Scheme– Part 8.1


How to petition the Council – Petitions Scheme


The Council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. You can send us a paper petition and/or set up an e-petition online through our website.


We expect all petitioners and signatories – who may be of any age – to live, work or study in the area of Brighton & Hove. For this reason, we require all petitioners and signatories to provide the full postcode of either their home address or the address of the organisation they work or study at when submitting a paper petition or signing an e-petition via the Council’s website.


The expectation that supporters of a petition live, work and/or study in Brighton & Hove also extends to petitions presented via websites external to the Council.


How to submit a petition


Paper petitions and e-petitions submitted via the Council’s website must include –


·         a clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition;

·         what action the petitioners wish the Council to take;

·         the name, address contact details and postcode of the petition organiser so that we can contact them to explain how we will respond to the petition;

·         the name, address signature and postcode of any person supporting the petition;



Petitions can be signed by any person of any age who lives, works or studies in Brighton & Hove or who uses services provided by Brighton & Hove City Council.



Petitions must relate to what the Council does or relate to an improvement in the economic, social or environmental well-being of the area covered by Brighton & Hove City Council to which any of our partner authorities[1] could contribute.


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