Online petitions for East Sussex
The East Sussex Petitions website lets you create an online petition which can be shared via social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and circulated in print.
If you want to submit a petition to one of the district or borough councils in East Sussex, please use the following links:
- Eastbourne Borough Council
- Hastings Borough Council
- Lewes District Council (please submit a new petition using the link above)
- Rother District Council
- Wealden District Council
Presenting your petition at council meetings
If you have been involved in organising a petition, you should talk to your local councillor about having it presented at a local council meeting.
Petitions are only presented if they are about matters for which the Council is responsible.
What happens to a petition?
The Chairman receives petitions from councillors immediately before full Council meetings. Often the Chairman refers petitions to the Cabinet or a Lead Member (a member of the Cabinet with an area of special responsibility) for consideration. Where this is done, one signatory to the petition is invited to address the decision making body about the petition.
Our Petitions Scheme describes the process of presenting a petition in more detail. The sections ‘Full council debates’ and ‘Officer evidence’ set out how many signatures are needed to trigger a full council debate, or require a senior council officer to give evidence at a public meeting: