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Find out how to start a petition and what happens after you submit it, or see current petitions.
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Who can start a petition

If you want to petition us, you need to live, work or study in the borough. You can sign or organise a petition at any age.

How to petition us

You can either:

What you can petition us about

You can petition us about:

  • matters and services we are responsible for

  • matters and services other public bodies are responsible for, such as the NHS and Transport for London.

What you can’t petition us about

We cannot respond to petitions that are:

  • about an individual's circumstances

  • about planning and licensing applications

  • defamatory or contain offensive language.

What you need to include

Your petition must include the signature and address of every person signing it.

What happens after you submit your petition

  • We will confirm we have received your petition.

  • If your petition has less than 4,000 signatures, we will respond to you in writing.

  • If your petition is signed by more than 4,000 people, you can ask a senior officer to give evidence at a public meeting of an overview and scrutiny committee.

  • If your petition is signed by more than 8,000 people, you can request for it to be debated at a council meeting.

  • We will tell you about the meeting where the petition is being presented, in case you want to present it in person.

  • We will contact you with our response and publish it on our website.

Contact

Governance Support

Civic Suite, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU