If you’d like to present a petition to a Council meeting, you must make a request in advance.

You’ll need to submit the petition to the Council online at least 14 days before the meeting.  You’ll receive a reply within 10 working days of receipt explaining how your petition will be dealt with.

Submit a petition to the Council

You can find dates of future Council meetings on the meeting calendar

Before you submit your petition

Your petition will need to have enough signatures before it can be considered.

A petition must have:

  • 50 or more signatures for a committee meeting 
  • 1500 or more signatures for a full Council debate

Signatures must be from Sutton residents on the electoral roll.

What you need to include

  • a statement about the subject of the petition to explain what action you would like the Council to take
  • name, address and signature of each person supporting the petition
  • name, address and signature of the person organising the petition

Petitions should only be signed by people living, working, or studying in the borough. A carer can act on behalf of someone who lives in the borough.

We will contact the organiser of the petition with information about how the Council intends to respond. If the petition does not have a petition organiser, the first-named signatory to the petition will be contacted.

Presenting the petition

You can present your petition yourself at the meeting, or a Councillor can do this on your behalf. You can contact a Councillor and discuss your petition with them. 

You or your spokesperson can talk to the petition for up to five minutes at the meeting. 

Further information

Further information about the petition scheme can be found within the Council's Constitution in Section 4E - Scheme for Dealing with Petitions and E-Petitions. 

For more information, you can contact Committee Services by email or call 020 8770 4990.