Petitions

We recognise that petitions are one way in which people can let the council know their concerns. We’ll treat something as a petition if it looks like it is intended to be one e.g. that it calls upon the council to do something and is signed by ten people.

We only consider signatories as valid if they are from residents of Knutsford. Petitions should:

  • Include a clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition and the action you wish the council to take
  • Include the name, address and signature of anyone supporting the petition
  • Be accompanied by contact details for a petition organiser.

If a petition has more than 100 identifiable signatures it will be put forward for debate at the next suitable council or committee meeting. The organiser of the petition will be given time to present the petition at the meeting.

Petitions with between 10 and 99 signatures will be reviewed by the council to determine the appropriate course of action which may include debate at a meeting.