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Petitions

The council accepts petitions signed by at least 5 people who live, work or study in Islington.

1. e-Petitions
2. Petition a full Council Meeting
3. Petition a service department
4. Petition thresholds

e-Petition

An e-Petition is a petition which collects signatures online. This allows petitions and supporting information to be made available to a potentially much wider audience than a traditional paper based petition.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in the area can submit or sign an e-Petition.

E-Petitions are part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to listening to and acting on the views of the public.

Select an earlier date range below to find completed e-Petitions and responses from the Council.

There are no current ePetitions

Supporting a Petition

To support an existing Petition choose a Petition and add your name, address and email address.

To find out more about the issue, see the supporting information, provided by the lead petitioner, attached to the e-Petition.

Submitting a Petition

A Petition can relate to any issue on which the Council has powers or duties or on which it has shared delivery responsibilities through a partnership arrangement.

Disclaimer

This Council accepts no liability for the petitions on these web pages. The views expressed in the petitions do not necessarily reflect those of the providers.

Petition a full Council Meeting

You can submit your petition to the next meeting of full Council. You can either attend the meeting in person and speak on the subject of the petition for up to 2 minutes if you wish, or you could ask one of your local ward councillors to present the petition for you.

Presenting a petition at full Council will ensure that all the Councillors present are aware of the petition. Both the title of the petition and your name will be included in the published minutes of the meeting. These are a public record of the meeting and will be available on the council’s website. After the council meeting, the petition will be handed to council officers to respond. To present a petition to Council, please email the petition to Philippa.green@islington.gov.uk or send the petition in writing to: Philippa Green, Room 107, Town Hall, Upper Street, London, N1 2DU, in both cases to arrive before 5pm on the day of the Council meeting.

After the meeting the petition will be referred to the relevant Corporate Director or Assistant Chief Executive. The Corporate Director or Assistant Chief Executive determines what action, if any, shall be taken and ensures that the lead petitioner receives a response within a reasonable time, along with the relevant Executive Member, or chair of a committee.

Petition a service department

You can submit your petition directly to the service concerned, by email or post. The contact information for departments is listed below. A petition submitted directly to the department will receive a response from council officers.

Petition Thresholds

The council treats all petitions received seriously and will give full consideration to all the options available to meet any requests made regardless of the size of the petition. However, there are some special arrangements in place for very large petitions, as follows:

  1. If the petition has received between 1,000 and 2,000 signatures, the petition organiser can request a meeting with the Leader of the Council or the Executive Member with the relevant portfolio responsibilities.
  2. If the petition has received 2,000 signatures or more, a debate of up to 15 minutes, will be held on the subject of the petition, usually at the meeting of ordinary full Council following the one when it was presented.

Contact information for Departments

Environment & Regeneration

Housing and Adult Social Services

Children’s Services

Chief Executive’s Department

Finance and Resources

Public Health