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Guidance on petitions

The Council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. All petitions sent or presented to the Council will receive an acknowledgement from the Council within 10 working days of receipt.

Any Petition submitted may concern any matter in relation to any areas of responsibility or functions of Stevenage Borough Council, or which affects Stevenage or part of it, or people living or working in the Town.

However, if the petition concerns a planning or licensing application, is a statutory petition (for example, requesting a referendum on having an elected mayor), or concerns a matter where there is already an existing right of appeal, such as council tax banding and non-domestic rates, other procedures apply. Your petition will be acknowledged and you will be informed why your petition will not be dealt with and what other steps you may wish to take.