We welcome petitions and recognise they are one way you can let us know your concerns.

However, they are not the only way, and often the easiest or quickest way to resolve an issue or to make your views known is:

If you wish to make a complaint about a Council Service then you should instead use the our Complaints process, see Compliments and complaints

The Petitions Scheme

The Petitions Scheme sets out how to submit a petition and how we will deal with petitions we receive. This is a summary of the scheme and it is recommended that you read the full document before starting a petition:

The details of all petitions received and their final response or outcome are available:

Start a petition

A petition can be organised or signed by anyone who lives or works in the Calderdale area. A petition must include:

Please note that we will only use the name of the organiser on the website. The details of people supporting the petition will not be published on the website.

We advise that you include the following wording on each page of your petition that will contain signatures:

Calderdale Council will become the data controller when the petition is submitted to the Council. The details you provide on this form will only be used for the purpose of this petition. Your information may be shared with the petition organiser, Councillors, Council officers or service providers.

A petition template is available for you to download and use:

Submit a petition

You can send your petition to us in the post or by email, or hand it in at any Council offices. Contact details are at the end of the page. Alternatively your local Councillor can present the petition on your behalf at an ordinary meeting of the full Council.

We won’t accept

How we will respond

We will acknowledge all petitions within 10 working days of receipt. This will include details of what we plan to do with the petition, depending on what the petition asks for and how many people have signed it:

We will advise you of the final response to the petition and the reasons for it. This will normally outline the steps we have taken to consider the issue, including the involvement of Councillors. The response also explains how the petition organiser can request a review if it is felt that the petition was not dealt with properly.

We will publish details of petitions received and the final response / outcome of the petition on the Council’s website.

Contact us about petitions

If you require any further information please contact Democratic Support:

Data Protection

Use of individuals’ personal data, including their address/email addresses, will be protected under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be held by us only for the purpose of corresponding in relation to the petition submitted.

Your information may be shared with the petition organiser, Councillors, Council officers or service providers.

Last Updated: 09/12/2016