What is a petition?
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people are able to let us know their concerns.
We will treat as a petition, any communication that is signed by or sent to the Council on behalf of 25 people. Less than 25 signatures will be considered a complaint.
Types of petitions
There are different types of petition;
- Petitions between 0 to 24 signatures will be dealt with through the Council's Complaint Procedure
- Ordinary Petitions - requiring 25 to 499 signatures will be dealt with by the appropriate service unit at the Council
- Petitions to Hold an Officer to Account - requires 500 to 2999 signatures
If you want your petition to be considered at a meeting of an Overview and Scrutiny Committee, where an officer, identified either by name or by post title, will be required to answer questions on the conduct of a particular matter, your petition should contain at least 500 signatories or petitioners.
Petitions for debate - requiring 3000 signatures
If you want your petition to be reported to and debated at a meeting of Full Council it must contain at least 3000 signatories or petitioners.
Pages in Petitions
- You are here: What is a petition?
- What should a petition contain?
- Who should you send a petition to?
- What will the Council do when it receives your petition?
- What happens to petitions for debate?
- What happens to petitions to hold an officer to account?
- What happens to an ordinary petition?
- The role of the petition organiser
- Petitions and the role of the ward councillor
- Petitions which will not be reported
- If you feel your petition has not been dealt with properly