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  1. Frequently asked questions

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.

View, submit or sign petitions

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.

21 October 2019 - We are currently experiencing problems with our e-petitions site which has temporarily been disabled. Our software suppliers are working to fix this as a matter of urgency and hope to have it back up and running as soon as possible. Please check back again when you will be able to view and sign existing petitions or create a new one. In the meantime, we continue to accept paper petitions as set out below.

When the site is re-instated, the existing petitions and signatures will be available again and relevant closing dates will be extended to allow for the time when the system was not available.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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.

Other organisations you may need to contact

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.

Petitions

Governance Services

Email: petitions@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7697 5511

Room 79
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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