Sending in a petition is an important way to raise an issue you want us to act on. However, if you have a service request such as a missed bin collection, potholes in your road or a request for double yellow lines, this can be dealt with more quickly using an online request form. View the full list.
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.
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.
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.
Below you can find a list of useful links to other webpages – we’ve included the contact webpages for various public service bodies in the Coventry area. Depending on the issue you wish to raise within your petition, you may be better served in addressing your concerns to another public body – for example, if you wish to campaign to change a bus route, you should contact Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), not the Council. If you are in any doubt, feel free to contact us.
If you require any more information, please read our Petitions Scheme. Alternatively if you have any questions, please contact us.