Improvements to our website

We have made changes to our website to improve the way it looks and to give residents a better experience. You can find out more about this update here. 

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 debate at a meeting depends on which meeting it is:

  • Council Assembly - 1500
  • Cabinet - 500
  • Community councils (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 e.g. holding a meeting with you, referring the petition to a cabinet member or officer.

Page last updated: 18 August 2021


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