Set up a new petition

We will use your wording, so to make it as clear and concise as you can. You can choose for your petition to run for a period of 30, 60 or 90 days.

Submit a new petition

Once you have submitted your petition, it will be reviewed by our team and and you will receive a response within 10 days. Remember to sign your own petition once it has been set up.

Petition accepted

If we accept your petition, we will set a start and end date to enable you to start sharing your live petition.

Petition declined

If we have declined your petition, we will advise you of this and provide reasons as to why it has been declined.

Who can submit a petition

Anyone who lives, works or studies (including under 18s) in the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council area can sign or organise a petition.

Are there any petitions which the Council cannot accept

We believe that the vast majority of petitions we receive will be accepted but in certain circumstances petitions may not be accepted, including:

  • If the petition applies to a planning application, certain licensing matters, is a statutory petition (for example requesting a referendum on having an elected mayor), or on a matter where there is already an existing right of appeal or a separate complaints process
  • Any petition which we consider to be vexatious, abusive or otherwise inappropriate. We will explain the reasons for this in our acknowledgement of the petition
  • Where a person or organisation (or someone on their behalf) has submitted a petition which is the same or substantially the same as one submitted within the previous 12 months

If we decide that a petition is not acceptable then we will let the petition organiser know our reasons.

If a petition relates to the responsibilities of one of our partners then, within 10 working days of its receipt, the petition will be forwarded to that authority or organisation for them to deal with, unless the petition relates to an improvement in the economic, social or environmental well-being of the Borough. In those cases the petitions will be considered under the Council's arrangements.

It may be inappropriate for the Council to deal with certain petitions during periods when it is subject to restrictions immediately before elections or referendums. In these circumstances, the petition organiser will be informed of the date when the petition will be considered, or when material relating to it will be published on the Council's website.