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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.

The Council receives many petitions each year on issues such as traffic calming, road maintenance and anti-social behaviour. Petitions can be about any local problem, ranging from something that affects a few houses to a city-wide issue.

Our Petitions Scheme says that more than five people who live, work or study in Coventry must have signed it.

Residents can send in petitions in two ways - either by the traditional way of collecting signatures by hand and sending it to us (a paper petition) or by using our online petitions service (an ePetition).

Decisions relating to Petitions the Council receives are published online.

The current petitions register has the latest information on petitions that we have received.  It is updated on a weekly basis.

You can also view our Petition Privacy Statement.


An e-petition is a form of petition posted on a website. Individuals or groups can create a petition on the site and visitors can add their details to the petition to "sign" it. The design makes it easy to collect signatures, and it also makes it easier to reply by e-mail.

How to submit an E-petition

To submit an e-petitions please complete the e-petition form.

Paper petitions

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 standard 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. 


Governance Services


Tel: 024 7683 3080


Room 60
Council House
Earl Street

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