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Petition Scheme

The Borough Council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. The Council has adopted a Petition Scheme which sets out how it will handle petitions.

Adopted Petition Scheme

All petitions sent or presented to the Council will receive an acknowledgement from us within 10 working days of receipt. This acknowledgement will set out how the petition is to be dealt with. We will treat something as a petition if it is identified as being a petition or if it seems to us that it is intended to be a petition.

Petitions may be sent in electronic form if created, signed and submitted through the Council's website.

Alternatively paper petitions can be sent to:

Democratic Services, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4LZ

E-petitions and paper petitions will follow the same guidelines.

Petitions can also be presented to a meeting of the Council. These meetings take place on a regular basis and dates and times are published by Notice and on the Council's website. To present a petition to the Council in person, or to request your Councillor or someone else to present it on your behalf, please contact our Democratic Services team on: at least 10 working days before the meeting for further advice

If your petition has received 1500 or more signatures it will be debated at either Full Council or Cabinet depending on whether the matter relates to an Executive or Council responsibility.

The Council or Cabinet will endeavour to consider the petition at its next ordinary meeting. Where this is not possible the petition will be referred to the next meeting.