ePetitions

Signing a petition is one way for people who live, work or study in the Bradford District to express their concerns and priorities to their Local Authority. The Council has an e-petition scheme to make it easier for people to submit petitions.

Submitting a Petition

You can either submit a paper petition or use our e-petition scheme.

Read the petition scheme guidance to find out how to submit a petition or an e-petition and how the Council will deal with it.

You can submit a paper petition to:

Room 112
Committee Secretariat
Legal & Democratic Services
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
City Hall
Bradford
BD1 1HY

If you would like to talk to someone about submitting a petition, please call Committee Secretariat on 01274 432269.

Consultations

Before entering your petition you may want to check that the issue that you want to create a petition on is not the subject of a Council consultation.

Signing an E-petition

To support an existing e-petition simply choose an e-petition and if you already subscribe to our updates feature which allows you to receive emails on Council committees, enter your user name and password. If not, register with us by providing your name and email address.

Log on to submit an E-petition

Current E-petitions

Disclaimer

The Council accepts no liability for the contents on these webpages. The views expressed in the e-petitions do not necessarily reflect those of City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Petition Scheme guidance

Bradford Council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know of their concerns. All petitions sent or presented to the Council will receive an acknowledgement from the Council within five working days of receipt.

Paper petitions can be sent to:

Room 112
Committee Secretariat
Legal & Democratic Services
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
City Hall
Bradford
BD1 1HY

Petitions submitted to the Council must include:

  • A clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition. It should state what action the petitioners wish the Council to take. 
  • The subject matter of the petition must relate to a function of the Council, or its partner authorities if the petition relates to an improvement in the economic, social or environmental well being of the District which a partner authority could contribute to. Petitions may also relate to matters which are sub-regional and cross-authority. 
  • The petition should contain the name, address and signature of at least 20 people who either are resident, work or study in the Bradford District. This includes under 18 year olds.

E-Petitions

The council welcomes petitions which are created and submitted through our website. E-petitions must follow the same guidelines as paper petitions as outlined above. The petition organiser will need to provide us with their name and email address. You will also need to decide how long you would like your petition to be open for signing.

When you create an e-petition, it may take five working days before it is published online. This is because we have to check that the content of your petition is suitable before it is made available for the public to sign. If we feel we cannot publish your petition for some reason, we will contact you within this time to explain why. You will then be able to change and re-submit your petition if you wish.

When an e-petition has closed for signing, it will automatically be submitted to Committee Secretariat in the same way as a paper petition, you will receive an acknowledgement within five working days. It will ask you how you prefer to progress the petition in line with the Council’s petition scheme. Assistance will be provided to help you decide which is the most appropriate route.

How do I ‘sign’ an E-petition?

You can see all the e-petitions currently available for signature

When you sign an e-petition you will be asked to provide your name and a valid email address. You will be sent an email to the address you have provided. This email will include a link which you must click on in order to confirm the email address is valid. Once this step is complete your ‘signature’ will be added to the petition. People visiting the e-petition will be able to see how many people have signed it but not their names/details.

If you would like to talk to someone about submitting a petition, please call Committee Secretariat on 01274 432269.

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