The Council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. The Council has adopted a Petitions Scheme which sets out how we will deal with petitions.
You can petition the Council on matters which affect the local community and which the Council can be expected to have some control or influence over. For practical purposes we have set a requirement for at least 10 signatures before we treat it as a petition. Whilst we like to hear from people who live, work or study in Eastbourne, this is not a requirement and we would take seriously a petition, for example, from visitors to the town on the subject of visitor attractions.
How can I submit a petition?
Your petition can be on paper (with signatures collected ‘by hand’) or an e-petition, or a combination of both. Please use the link on this page to access our e-petitions website. This site is shared with other councils across East Sussex. Even if you only want to start a paper petition, we suggest you create it using the template which you can find in the e-petitions website.
You can download our Petitions Scheme at the foot of this page. The scheme gives more information about the different types of petition, how we will deal with your petition and how we will keep you informed. It also tells you about subjects which, for legal or other reasons, we cannot accept as petitions.
How can I find out more?
Tel: (01323) 415023, Minicom: (01323) 415111, Fax: (01323) 410322