Anyone who lives, works or studies in Surrey, or is a service user, may present a petition with 100 signatures for consideration by the Cabinet or a Committee. Different arrangements apply for Local Committees. Please contact the Community Partnership and Committee Officer for your Local Committee. A petition should be on a subject relating to the work of the Cabinet or the committee, but should not be about:
- A confidential or 'exempt' item
- A planning application or right of way
- A decision for which there is an existing right of appeal eg. school admissions
- The same or a similar topic to a petition that was presented in the last six months
- A specific individual, and must not be vexatious, abusive or otherwise inappropriate.
A spokesperson for the petitioners may speak to the Cabinet or committee about the petition for up to three minutes. The petition may be referred without discussion to the next appropriate meeting for a report on what action should be taken, or a response may be made at the meeting. If the petition is referred to a future meeting, we will let you know when that meeting will be.
After we receive them, we will keep all petitions for six months as part of our official records.
How to present a petition
To present a petition, please tell the Democratic Services Lead Manager, in writing or by email at least 14 days before the meeting. Up to three petitions may be presented at one meeting.
Democratic Services Lead Manager
Surrey County Hall
Kingston upon Thames