Terms and conditions for petitions

Who can submit a petition?

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Woking may create and submit a petition to Woking Borough Council.

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What petitions must include

The petition must refer to a matter that is relevant to the functions of the Council. Petitions submitted to the Council must include:

  • a clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition
  • a statement about what action the petitioners wish the Council to take and
  • the name, address and signature of any person supporting the petition.

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What is not allowed

A petition will not be accepted where:

  • it is considered to be vexatious, abusive or otherwise innapropriate. If a petition does not follow the guidelines set out above, the Council may decide not to do anything further with it. In this case, we will write to you and explain the reasons
  • it applies to a planning or licensing application, is a statutory petition (for example requesting a referendum on having an elected mayor)
  • it refers to a decision for which there is an existing right of appeal, for example, Council Tax banding and non domestic rates and
  • it is a duplicate or near duplicate of a similar petition received or submitted within the last six months.

Alternative ways on how you can express your views are available on the front page of our website under Do it online. Here you can find links to Comment on it, Report it and Review it.

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More information

Further details of the process for submitting, receiving and responding to petitions are set out in the step by step guide and Woking Borough Council Petition Scheme.

Create an e-petition