To submit a petition, you must use the online form to provide:
You must not include:
We reserve the right to reject:
We will strive to ensure that petitions that do not meet our criteria are not accepted, but where a petition is accepted which contains misleading information, we reserve the right to post an interim response to highlight this point to anyone visiting to sign the petition.
Petitions that do not follow these guidelines cannot be accepted. In these cases, you will be informed of the reason(s) for not accepting it on this website. We will publish the full text of your petition, unless the content is illegal or offensive.
Once accepted, petitions will be made available on this website for anyone to sign. Anyone signing the petition must provide their name and a verifiable e-mail address. No personal details other than their name will be published on the site. Information about any individual will not be used for any other purpose than in relation to the petition.
It will usually take up to five working days from the time a petition proposal is received for it to appear on the website, although during busy periods it may take longer. For more information on the process, read the Sedgemoor Petitions Scheme [230.69KB] .
Your petition will be available on this website until the specified closing date. If, however, during this time it becomes clear that your petition is not being run in accordance with the terms, we reserve the right to withdraw it. If it happens, we will contact you first to allow you to address the concerns we raise and we will only remove the petition as a last resort.