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e-Petitions

An ePetition can be a more convenient alternative to a more traditional paper petition. On this page you can view current ePetitions, sign-up to them or set-up your own one.

View current ePetitions or sign-up to one

Note: If you want to sign up to a particular ePetition that is current, you will need to register with your name, email address and postal address.

Set-up your own ePetition

If you want to set up an ePetition, you will also need to register first with your name, email address and postal address - you do this via the link at the bottom of the page.

Guidance on how you can set up an ePetition [411kb] »

What information should I include on an ePetition?

When you set up an ePetition, you will need to include:

  1. a title for your petition
  2. the reason for your petition
  3. what action you want the council to take
  4. when you want the petition to end (maximum of three months)

Setting when you want the petition to end

A maximum of three months is allowed to collect valid signatories to your ePetition. However, you may wish to set a shorter time-frame, particularly if your petition relates to a live planning application, where you will need to receive signatories to your petition before the application is determined. Democratic Services can advise further on time-frames to assist you.

Set the ePetition 'live' and collect signatures

When you submit your petition, it will not automatically go 'live' - we will need to take a look at it first to make sure that you have included all of the information that you need to and perhaps also suggest any improvements to it.  We will email you when your petition has gone 'live' so that you can then email the link to other people that might want to sign it.  Please note that anyone can sign the petition, irrespective of whether or not they have been sent the link. 

Getting to the magic "20" signatories

To be valid, ePetitions need to have been 'signed' (names, addresses and email addresses) by 20 or more people who live in the Borough by the date that the ePetition closes.  More than one person from each household can sign a petition. Once this threshold has passed you can ask that your petition be closed or allow it to continue to the date you originally set.

What happens when the ePetition has closed?

We will contact you once your petition has closed to let you know what will happen next.  We will also send a copy of the petition to Ward Councillors and the relevant Members and officers.  What we do next will depend on what you are asking for and the number of signatures on your petition but we will keep you updated on any action that is taken. As your petition is valid you then have the right for it to be considered at a Petition Hearing with the relevant Cabinet Member, unless the Council can resolve the matter to your satisfaction beforehand.

Disclaimer

EPetitions are a useful facility for residents to express their democratic views on local matters, however, Hillingdon Council accepts no liability for the e-petitions on these web pages and the views expressed in them do not necessarily reflect those of the council or other providers mentioned. The council reserves the right to review proposed petitions that are inappropriate or do not relate to a matter which is the responsibility of the council, one which the council has no influence over, matters where there is an existing right of appeal or may require the disclosure of confidential information.

Set up a new e-Petition

Further information

More detailed information about the Petition Scheme can be found in Part 5F of the Council's Constitution.

 

 

 

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