Global IT issues affecting online systems

We are currently impacted by the global IT issues. As a result, a number of our online systems are affected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Login issues - Petition scheme

You may be experiencing some difficulty logging on or signing the petitions that are live on the website. The Council’s IT team are aware of the issues and working hard to resolve the re-occurring problems. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Petition scheme

Number of signatures required for a petition

The number of signatures you require for your petition to be debated at a meeting depends on which meeting it is:

  • Council Assembly - 1500
  • Cabinet - 500
  • Multi-ward forums (local issues) - 250

You can also submit a petition to hold an officer to account at the overview and scrutiny committee or relevant scrutiny sub-committee. The number of signatures required is 500.

Our response to your petition will depend on what you ask for and how many signatures it contains. We will also consider what alternative action we can take, for example holding a meeting with you, or referring the petition to a cabinet member or officer.

Page last updated: 11 October 2023

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