Information on petitions about planning applications and council services, e-petitions, tracking petitions and paper petition templates.


Sign an e-Petition

If you wish to sign up to a current e-Petition that someone has created, you will need to first register with your name, email address and postal address, unless you have previously used this facility.

Set-up your own e-Petition

If you want to set up an e-Petition, you will also need to register first with your name, email address and postal address.

When you set up an e-Petition, you will need to include:

  • a title for your petition
  • the reason for your petition
  • what action you want the council to take
  • when you want the petition to end (maximum of 3 months)

Getting signatories

E-Petitions must have sufficient signatories to it by the closing date. We will then formally consider your petition and respond.

  • For e-Petitions about council services: we require a minimum of 100 signatories of residents who live within the borough.
  • For e-Petitions about live planning or licensing applications: we required a minimum of 20 signatories of residents who live within the borough.

More than 1 person from each household in the borough can sign a petition. There are no age restrictions. You may wish to email the link to other residents to sign it - or point them instead to the council's website.

A maximum of 3 months is allowed to collect signatories to your e-Petition.

When you submit your petition, it will not automatically go 'live', as we will need to review it to ensure you have included sufficient information and we may also perhaps suggest some helpful improvements to it. 

We will email you when your petition has been accepted and it has gone live on our website.

Note: e-Petitions may be rejected if they are inappropriate, not feasible and do not relate to matters which are the direct responsibility of the council. 

What happens when the e-Petition has closed?

Once your petition has closed and reached the required number of signatories, it becomes valid and the council will formally consider it.

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 but we will keep you updated on any action that is taken. If your petition is valid you then have the right for it to be considered:


Although e-Petitions are a useful facility for residents to express their democratic views on local matters, 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 and reject them as set out in our petition scheme.

Set up or view an e-Petition

Page last updated: 11 Oct 2021