Petitions

Norfolk County Council welcomes petitions.

We believe petitions inform debate and can have positive outcomes that lead to change. For example, they can demonstrate strong public approval or disapproval to something that the council is doing.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Norfolk can submit a petition.

There are no age restrictions so children can also submit and sign petitions.

All petitions submitted to Norfolk County Council are subject to terms and conditions.

How to submit an online petition

First, you will need to register with the petitions system on the website.  You will be asked to include basic contact details and the system will send you an email for you to confirm your registration.  You will then be able to log in, using the ‘Petitions Login’ button and submit a petition.

Please be aware that your petition will not immediately appear on the website after submission.

You will receive an acknowledgement of your petition within three working days, while a decision is made as to whether the petition can be accepted or not, or whether further information is required from you. You will be informed of this decision within 10 working days.  If the petition is accepted, it will then appear on the website and be available to be signed.

If you require assistance with this process, please email the Petitions Administration Team at bsu@norfolk.gov.uk

  • Your name, postal address and email address as the Petition Organiser.  Only your name will appear publicly on the website.
  • A clear and concise statement about what action the petition requests the Council to take, or to cease taking.  Further details regarding the background to the petition should also be included.
  • The name, postal address and email address of any person signing the petition, who should live, work or study in Norfolk.  Only the name of a person signing the petition will appear publicly on the website.
  • The dates the petition is available to be signed. Petitions should not run for a period exceeding six months, although this period can be extended if there is a change to the circumstances relating to the subject of the petition.

Once the petition has been submitted to the council, we will refer it to an appropriate council officer, committee or Councillor for consideration.

We will acknowledge that we have received your petition within three working days of receiving it.

Within 10 working days, of receipt we will write to you to explain how we will deal with your petition. If we decide to take your petition to a council meeting, we will invite you to attend the meeting and you will have a chance to speak.

If you are not happy with the outcome of your petition, or the way we have dealt with your petition, you can request that the appropriate committee who will review the steps that have been taken in response to your petition.

You may also wish to contact your local County Councillor.

If you are still not happy with the decision, you may:

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