Sending in a petition is an important way to raise an issue you want us to act on.
We know we have a duty to listen to the concerns of residents and others involved in city life. We have approved a Petitions Scheme, which sets out in detail how members of the public and councillors can submit petitions. At least five people who live, work or study in Coventry must have signed a petition for us to consider it.
You can view, submit or sign petitions using My Account on this website. Individuals or groups can create a petition and visitors can add their details to the petition to "sign" it. This makes it easy to collect signatures and it also makes it easier to reply by e-mail. We will not consider petitions hosted on other websites as we are unable to verify the signatures.
There are still some petitions running on our old system. You are able to view and sign them until the petition end date.
You can also submit petitions the traditional way of collecting signatures by hand and sending it to us (a paper petition). To submit a paper petition, the easiest way is to write a short piece telling people what you are asking for. Leave space for people to put their name, address and signature. Pass copies around friends, family or leave copies in shops and community spaces for people to sign. We have produced a template which you can download, print off and use to write your petition - you just need to fill in the gaps.
Once you have your signatures, make sure you put all of your own contact details on there, and post it to Governance Services.
The current petitions register has the latest information on petitions that we have received by post (not our online petitions), and is updated on a weekly basis.
Decisions relating to Petitions the Council receives are published online: