Coventry City Council is happy to receive petitions from those who live, work or study in Coventry. The Council recognises that it has a duty to listen to the concerns of residents and others who have a stake in the City.
Petitions can be collected on paper or via the e-petitions website.
Some Key of Rules
Petitions submitted to the Council must include: the topic being addressed; the action required from the Council; and at least 5 signatories who live, work or study in Coventry.
If a petition is supported by 15,000 or more people it will be debated by a Full Council meeting when all Councillors can attend.
If a petition asks for a Senior Council Officer to give evidence at a public meeting about something for which the officer is responsible as part of their job, the petition must contain at least 10,000 signatures.
Sponsorship by Councillor
If a Councillor sponsors a petition he or she is responsible for it. They can present it to a full Council meeting and talk about it. And they can present it to a Cabinet Member and speak at the public meeting where it is presented. If there are two sponsors from different political parties then there will be debate
in full Council. This will avoid the need for obtaining 15,000 signatures.
Main Page: www.coventry.gov.uk/petitions
A list of current petitions is available here.
Coventry City Council’s e-petitions site is at myaccount.coventry.gov.uk/Petitions.
The Petitions team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 024 7683 3079
A PDF describing the petitions scheme rules can be downloaded here.