We welcome petitions and recognise they are one way in which people can let us know about their concerns.
For more information about how we deal with petitions, view our Petition Scheme in Appendix Y of the Council's Constitution.
Please note that details of all petitions received by the Council are published on our website:
If you would like further information or you have a problem accessing our petition pages please contact us.
We're required by law to publish how many signatures of registered voters are required on a petition on whether we should change to a different form of governance.
Electors can petition us to hold a referendum. The petition must be signed by at least 5% of the registered electors for the District.
This figure is known as the verification number.
Verification number: 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024: 4,475
Between February and 31 March
Every year there is a short period of time when there are two figures that can be used. This is between publication of the number in February and 31 March that same year.
Verification Number 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023: 4,516
During that time, the alternative number that can be used is the one that was published the previous February.
We must use the lower of these two numbers as the Verification Number for any petition submitted during that period.