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.
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
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.