A petition is a statement about a local issue, supported by the signatures of local residents or those directly affected. A member of the public or a councillor can present a petition at a local multi-ward forum, the cabinet, to other council committees or council assembly.
Who can submit a petition
A petition can be submitted by anyone of any age who lives, works or studies in Southwark.
How to submit a petition
Petitions should be submitted at least 10 clear working days before the meeting. Paper petitions can be sent to:
The Proper Constitutional Officer
London Borough of Southwark
PO Box 64529
The council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns.
All petitions sent or presented to the council will receive an acknowledgement from the council within 10 clear working days of receipt.
This acknowledgement will set out what we plan to do with the petition.
If you live, work or study in Southwark you can create or sign an e-petition.
E-petitions allow you to support a petition by signing with an email address.
Petitions can also be presented to some meetings of council assembly, to cabinet, to other council committees and to multi-ward forum.
The meetings at which petitions can be presented take place four times a year.
View the dates and times of the meetings at which petitions can be presented.
For more information please read Southwark Council's petition scheme document.
Page last updated: 11 October 2023