Borough Council of Wellingborough

Petition process

What can I do if I feel my petition has not been dealt with properly?

If you feel that the council has not dealt with your petition properly, the petition organiser has the right to request that the council review the steps that it has taken in response to your petition. It is helpful to everyone, and can improve the prospects for a review if the petition organiser gives a short explanation of the reasons why the council's response is not considered to be adequate.

Should the council find that your petition has not been dealt with adequately, it may use any of its powers to deal with the matter. These powers include instigating an investigation, making recommendations and arranging for the matter to be considered at a meeting of the full council.

Once the appeal has been considered the petition organiser will be informed of the results within five working days. The results of the review will also be published on our website.

More information

  1. What happens when the council receives a petition?
  2. How will the Council respond to petitions?
  3. Council debate and Officer evidence
  4. What can I do if I feel my petition has not been dealt with properly? (you are here)