Would you like to use the Internet to petition the Council?
If the answer is yes then why not sign up to our new e-petition facility. or sign an e-Petition.
An e-Petition is a quick and easy way to bring issues to the attention of our councillors and influence local decision making. It allows you to have your petition live on the Internet, rather than just on paper. This way, your petition can be made available to a potentially much wider audience, giving you the opportunity to gather more names to support the petition.
Anybody who lives or works in Staffordshire will be able to raise an e-petition on an issue which concerns them. It could be a petition for improved street lighting, traffic calming measures or a request for a school crossing patrol. The list of issues which can be raised is endless.
To submit an e-petition you must first register. This is a simple process, you will be asked to provide your name, address and a valid e-mail.
You will also need to decide how long you would like your e-petition to be open for signatures. Most e-petitions run for six months, but you can choose a shorter or longer timeframe, up to a maximum of 12 months.
When you create and e-petition, it may take up to five working days before it is published online. This is because we have to check that the content of your petition is suitable before it is made available for signature. 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
E-petitions do not have to replace the paper petition - you can gather names and addresses in both forms – on paper and online
When a new e-petition is published we will advertise it on our Twitter account. Follow us at @StaffsDemocracy.
If the petition has enough signatures to trigger a council debate (5,000 signatures), or a senior officer giving evidence (2,500 signatures), we will contact you to tell you know when and where the meeting will take place and how you may be involved.
Staffordshire County Council accepts no liability for the petitions on these web pages. The views expressed in the petitions do not necessarily reflect those of the Council.
Supporting an e-Petition
To support an existing e-petition click on the one that you are interested in. You will then be prompted to login or register. You can then read more about the ePetition and decide whether you want to support it. Some ePetions may give you the option to say you disagree.
Read the e-Petition Guidance to find out how to submit an e-Petition and how the Council will deal with your e-Petition.