Petitions

Both e-petitions and paper petitions follow the same scheme. 

Most petitions run for 6 months but the organiser can choose a longer or shorter time frame, up to a maximum of 12 months.

It is possible to run an e-petition at the same time as a paper petition but you will need to inform us that a paper petition is also being undertaken. The responsibility for publicising an e-petition and paper petition lies with the petition organiser.

Paper petitions

We have appointed a Petitions Officer, who is responsible for receiving,

managing and reporting all other petitions sent to the authority.

Please address petitions to:

The Petitions Officer
London Borough of Redbridge
PO Box 2, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD

E-petitions

You will need to register with the e-petitions system before you can create or sign an e-petition.

The e-petition organiser must provide:

  • his/her name, postal address and email address
  • a time frame for how long the e-petition should be open for signatures

What happens after my e-petition is submitted?

  • once an e-petition has been created it will be published online within 5 working days
  • we will check that the content is suitable before it is made available for signatures
  • if we feel that we cannot publish an e-petition, the e-petition organiser will be contacted and the reasons explained
  • the organiser will then have the opportunity to change and resubmit the e-petition
  • if this is not done within 14 days, a summary of the e-petition and the reason why it has not been accepted will be published on our website 

What happens after an e-petition closes?

When an e-petition has closed for signature, it will automatically be submitted to an officer to take forward.  In the same way as a paper petition, the petition organiser will receive an acknowledgement within 14 days. 

A petition acknowledgement and response will be emailed to all signatories who have requested to receive this information. The acknowledgement and response will also be published on our website. 

How do I sign an e-petition?

To ‘sign’ an e-petition, you will be asked to provide your name, postcode and email address.  When this information is submitted, an email is sent to you including a link to authorise your email address.

Once this step is complete, your ‘signature’ will be added to the petition.  People visiting the e-petition will be able to see the names of those who have signed it but your contact details remain private.

Petitions for directly elected Mayor (PDF 19.54KB)

 

Previously received petitions

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