How to submit a petition
Petitions allow people to let us know their concerns. Our response to a petition will depend on what a petition asks for and how many people have signed it, and may include one or more of the following:
- taking the action requested in the petition
- considering the petition at a council or cabinet meeting
- holding an inquiry into the matter
- undertaking research into the matter
- holding a public meeting
- holding a consultation
- holding a meeting with petitioners
- referring the matter to our Overview and Scrutiny Committee
- calling a referendum
- writing to the petition organiser providing our views on the matter
You can submit a petition via our website:
Paper petitions can be sent to: Democratic Services, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4LZ
Petitions can also be presented to a meeting of the council. To present a petition in person or to request your councillor or someone else presents it on your behalf, please contact our Democratic Services team using the details below at least 10 working days before the meeting.
If your petition has received 1,500 or more signatures it will be debated at either a meeting of the full council or cabinet.