Petition the council
We welcome all petitions as they are a useful tool for highlighting important issues and allowing individuals to share their concerns. If you live, work or study in West Northamptonshire you can submit a petition or e-petition for us to deliberate. All petitions must relate to an area that we have authority over. You can find more information on these services throughout this website.
All petitions sent or presented to us that meet the requirements below will receive an acknowledgement from us within 10 working days of receipt, setting out what we plan to do with the petition.
What is a petition?
A clear written statement requesting for action to be taken by us that is accompanied by signatures from people who live, work or study in the area. A petition may be in either paper form or electronic (ePetition).
A petition should include the following details:
- A clear concise statement which sets out your concerns and what action you would like us to consider
- The name and contact details of the lead petitioner who we can send correspondence relating to the petition and communicate with on behalf of the people you are supporting. If you are the lead petitioner, your details will not be disclosed on the website, they will be used to contact you for information regarding the petition and keep you up to date with its progress
- The names and addresses of those who have signed the petition or email address if it is an ePetition
How do I submit a petition?
E-Petitions can be created and submitted quickly and instantly
A paper petition can be sent to:
The Democratic Services Manager
West Northamptonshire Council
One Angel Square
Petitions using the template below can be submitted electronically by email to [email protected].
Petitions can also be presented to a meeting of the Council. These meetings take place on an approximately 6 weekly basis. See Council meetings for dates and times.
Data Protection Act Requirements
You must have the consent of those who complete the petition to share their data. This is in accordance with the provisions of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The Fair Processing Notice is required by the Data Protection Act legislation. An example of the notice required under the Data Protection Act to be used on each petition is below:
"The personal details you have provided within this petition will only be used in connection with the administration of the petition and will only be shared between the petition organiser and West Northamptonshire Council. Your personal information will not be used for any other purpose other than mentioned. It will be held and stored securely and will be securely destroyed in line with legislative requirements. As with all Council held information, petition information will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act legislation and may be disclosed to the public if requested. For further information regarding the Data Protection or Freedom of Information Acts, please contact the Council's Information Officer by email to: [email protected]"
Last updated 27 January 2023