Petitions with 2,000 signatures can be presented to a Full Council meeting for debate.
When a Petition for Debate is submitted an acknowledgement will be sent to the Lead Petitioner within 10 working days of receiving the petition. This will let them know what the Council plans to do with the petition and when they can expect to hear from the Council again.
Petitions for Debate will be reported to the next convenient meeting of the Council. Petitions will not be considered at the Annual Meeting of Council or at Extraordinary Meetings of the Council, which are not convened to consider the subject matter of the petition.
The Lead Petitioner will be invited to address the meeting for up to three minutes on the subject of the petition.