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.
Our online petition system is currently unavailable.
We are moving across to a new system which will be available soon.
We welcome petitions submitted in a traditional paper format or through other e-petitions websites.
All petitions submitted to Norfolk County Council are subject to terms and conditions.
Your petition should include a brief title and a short statement saying what the petition is about.
You need to clearly state what action you wish the council to take or stop taking. Some background information can also help people decide whether they want to sign the petition or not.
If we are not sure what action you wish us to take, or are unclear about what your petition is about, we will return your petition asking for more information.
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:
- Make a complaint using our formal complaints system
- Refer the matter to the Local Government Ombudsman