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In this article

  1. Petitions
  2. What are the guidelines for submitting a petition?
  3. What will the council do when it receives my petition?
  4. How will the council respond to petitions?
  5. Full council debates
  6. Officer evidence
  7. E-petitions
  8. How do I 'sign' an e-petition?
  9. What can I do if I feel my petition has not been dealt with properly?
  10. Petitions received by South Kesteven District Council

The council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. All petitions sent or presented to the council will receive an acknowledgement from the council within 14 days of receipt. This acknowledgement will set out what we plan to do with the petition.

Paper petitions can be sent to:

The Monitoring Officer
Legal and Democratic Services
South Kesteven District Council
Council Offices
St Peter's Hill
NG31 6PZ

Or petitions can be created, signed and submitted online. To find out more, please go to our E-petitions page.

Petitions can also be presented to a meeting of the Council. These meetings take place six times a year, dates and times can be found here.

If you would like to present your petition to the council, or would like your councillor to present it on your behalf, please contact our Monitoring Officer on 01476 40 60 80 at least 10 working days before the meeting and she will talk you through the process.

If your petition has received 5,000 signatures or more it will also be scheduled for a council debate and if this is the case we will let you know whether this will happen at the same meeting or a later meeting of the council.

For all the information on petitions, please read the Council's Petition Scheme.

Related documents

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.

Type & Size Name Description
[61kb] Petition Scheme The Council's petition scheme