Petitions

The Council welcomes petitions and recognises that they are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. All petitions will be handled in accordance with the Tunbridge Wells Petition Scheme which can be viewed in full below. This page also summarises the key elements of Scheme and provides details of any e-petitions.



Petitions submitted to the Council must include:

  • a clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition. It should state what action the petitioners wish the Council to take;
  • the name, address, email address (where available) and signature of any person supporting the petition. Supporters of the petition can be anyone who lives, works or studies in the area of the Borough Council; and
  • be submitted in a paper format or be submitted through the Council's approved e-petition software.

Petitions must be accompanied by contact details of the petition organiser, who can be anyone who lives, works or studies in the area of the Borough Council. This is normally the person we will liaise with concerning the petition.


Contacts

Petitions must be submitted to the Head of Policy and Governance at:

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Town Hall
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1RS

Enquiries to: committee@tunbridgewells.gov.uk or call 01892 554219.


E-Petitions

An e-petition is the same as a written petition except that it is 'signed' electronically and is delivered to the Council through our approved e-petition software.

There are no current ePetitions



Summary of responses under the Petition Scheme

Fewer than 50 signatures

Response by an officer and treated as standard correspondence


50 or more but less than 500 signatures

Response by a Senior Officer of the Council


500 or more but less than 1000 signatures

Petition will be considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee who may hear evidence in public from a Senior Officer of the Council


1000 or more signatures

Petition requiring Full Council debate

 

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