Petitions

Large Petitions

  • If a petition contains a total number of valid signatures equivalent to at least 1% of the number of registered local government electors in February each year (based on the electoral register at 1 February 2022, currently a total of 1,179) it will be considered at a meeting of the full Council.
  • If a petition contains a total number of valid signatures equivalent to at least 0.5% of the number of registered local government electors in February each year (based on the electoral register at 1 February 2022, currently a total of 589) it will be considered at a meeting of the relevant Strategic Committee.
  • If the relevant decision making body in respect of a petition is a Neighbourhood Committee and a petition contains a total number of valid signatures equivalent to at least 0.5% of the number of registered local government electors in the relevant Neighbourhood in February each year (based on the electoral register at 1 February 2022, currently totals of 184 for the Kingston and North Kingston Neighbourhood, 144 for the New and Old Malden Neighbourhood, 165 for the Surbiton Neighbourhood and 97 for the South of the Borough Neighbourhood) it will be considered at the relevant Neighbourhood Committee.
  • Where a petition qualifies under this section to be considered at a meeting of Council or a Strategic or Neighbourhood Committee it will normally be considered at the next meeting of the relevant body but where this is not practicable consideration will take place at a subsequent meeting. The petition organiser will be given five minutes to present the petition at the meeting and the petition may then be discussed by Councillors for a maximum of 30 minutes.  The Council or Committee will decide how to respond to the petition at this meeting. The petition organiser will receive written confirmation of this decision.

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