One of the easiest and most popular ways of engaging in the democratic process is to sign a petition. A petition is a quick and easy way to bring issues to the attention of your councillors and influence local decision making.

Who can Create, Submit or Sign a Petition?

You can create, submit or sign a petition if you live or work in the District of Stratford-on-Avon, or if you are a home owner, business owner, or student in the district. You can only sign a petition once. The list of signatories will be checked by officers and any duplicate signatures or obviously frivolous responses will be removed.

From time to time, the council may also submit a petition itself to gauge public feeling on a particular issue.

How do I Submit a Petition?

The council welcomes petitions and recognises that they are one way in which people can let us know their concerns.

You can present a petition in paper form directly at the council offices or through your Ward Member, or online via the ePetitions facility on the council's website. You will be asked to provide basic contact information as the Democratic Services team may contact you to discuss your petition.

If you send or submit a petition to the council, you will receive an acknowledgement from the council within 10 working days of receipt. This acknowledgement will set out what we plan to do with the petition. We will treat something as a petition if it is identified as being a petition or if it seems to us that it is intended to be a petition.

Paper petitions can be sent to:

Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House
Church Street
CV37 9HX

See the attached Scheme for Petitions for more detailed guidelines.

Contact: The Democratic Services team

Last updated on 29/06/2023