A petition asks the council to change or take action on something.
This page does not cover statutory petitions such as referendums on the council’s governance arrangements.
Anybody can submit a petition to the council. It must be signed by at least ten people who live, work or study in Hackney.
The petition must have a ‘petition leader’. They are the point of contact for the council and present the petition to the relevant meeting.
You can find guidance on submitting a petition at Part 6D of the Council’s Constitution: Public Participation – Petitions (google doc).
Submit a petition in one of the following ways:
- send paper petitions to Governance Service, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London E8 1EA
- email scanned copies of the petition to email@example.com
We do not accept petitions created on third party websites because we’re not able to verify that such petitions comply with the Petition Scheme requirements.
Petitions submitted to us must include:
- a clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition which states in unambiguous terms what action you want the council to take
- the name and address of persons supporting the petition
- the name and contact details of the Petition Leader
We take into account identifiable signatures of people that provide valid addresses providing they live, work or study within Hackney. We do not publish personal details.