A petition is a formal written document which is submitted to the council in an attempt to get that authority to agree to a request.
Between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012 we received 58 petitions, compared to 71 petitions in the previous year. All of these were considered by Borough Council. From 1 April 2012 petitions will usually be presented to the relevant area committee. Only borough wide petitions will be presented to Borough Council.
Every council is required to provide a petition scheme as well as an online facility for residents to create a petition.
Typically, a written petition is signed by many people, indicating that a large group of people supports the request detailed in the petition.
We welcome and recognise that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns.
All petitions sent or presented to us will receive an acknowledgement within 14 days of receipt. A petition must include the name and address of the lead petitioner. This acknowledgement will set out what we plan to do with the petition. Paper petitions should be sent to:
London Borough of Hounslow