We welcome petitions and recognise that they are an important way in which people can let us know their concerns. Anyone who lives, works or studies in Warwickshire can sign or organise a petition.
Detailed information about petitions and your rights are set out in our: WCC Petitions Scheme 2012 (pdf, 135kb)
Submit a petition
You can submit petitions by creating an e-petition using our e-petitions facility, or by submitting a paper petition to us at:
Warwickshire County Council
PO Box 9
Petitions should be accompanied by the details of the petition organiser. This is the person we will contact to explain how we will respond to the petition.
When we receive your petition we will contact you within 5 working days to let you know what the next steps will be.
Everyone who signs the petition must provide a full name, address and postcode for their signature to count.
If you sign an e-petition, only your name will be listed on our e-petitions page.
What should the petition contain?
Petitions should include a clear statement about what action you want the County Council to take. The petition should refer to something which the County Council has responsibility for, e.g. local libraries, services for young people or road safety.
How many people need to sign the petition?
For the County Council to respond to your petition, you must have at least 20 signatories, of people who live, work or study in Warwickshire.
The table below shows the number of signatures you will need to present your petition to a meeting or require a debate.
|Type of Meeting||To present a petition||To require a debate|
What will the response to my petition be?
Our response to a petition will depend on what a petition asks for and how many people have signed it, but may include one or more of the following:
- Taking the action requested in the petition
- Writing to the petition organiser setting out our views about the request in the petition
- Invite the petitioners to present the petition at one of the Council’s public meetings
- Holding a debate about the issue at one of the Council’s public meetings.
- Referring the petition to another local public body such as the NHS or the Police to deal with