Petition scheme

What is a petition

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 community council meeting, the cabinet, to other council committees or council assembly.

Who can submit a petition

A petition can be submitted by a person 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
Constitutional Team
London Borough of Southwark
PO Box 64529

Page last updated: 18 August 2021

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