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What happens after I submit my Petition?

When we receive a Paper or online/electronic petition

When we receive a paper petition, or an e-Petition you will receive an acknowledgement within 10 working days. If you would like to present your petition to a meeting of the council, please contact Democratic Services within 10 working days of receipt of the acknowledgement.

Find out more at the How will the Council respond to your petition? page.

After an e-Petition is submitted through the Wiltshire Council Website

When you submit a petition, it will be looked at by a member of the Democratic Services team before it is published online.

If we feel we cannot publish your petition for some reason, we will contact you within this time to explain. You will be able to change and resubmit your petition if you wish. If you do not do this within 10 working days, a summary of the petition and the reason why it has not been accepted will be published under the ‘rejected petitions’ section of the website.

Our team will also seek to clarify any issues or areas where wording/meaning may be unclear, contacting you via email/telephone (where applicable), and also within the e-Petitions facility.Our team will also seek to clarify any issues or areas where wording/meaning may be unclear, contacting you via email/telephone (where applicable), and also within the e-Petitions facility. We will not take action on any petition which we consider to be vexatious, abusive or otherwise inappropriate and will explain the reasons for this in our acknowledgement of the petition.

Once approved (it will take a maximum of 5 working days for this to occur), a online petition or e-Petition will be live on the Wiltshire Council website, for the period determined by you in your registration, and open to members of the public to sign for a period of up to 12months.

After an e-Petition hosted on the Wiltshire Council Website has closed

When an e-petition has closed for signature, it will automatically be submitted to Democratic Services, who will process it, and inform you of any further action, depending on the number of signatures.

For e-Petitions, a petition acknowledgement and response will be emailed to everyone who has signed the e-petition and elected to receive this information. The acknowledgment and response will also be published on this website.




 

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