One of the easiest and most popular ways of engaging in the democratic process is to sign a petition
We welcome petitions as a way in which people can indicate their views, highlight problems or suggest changes to the way that services are delivered and request that action be taken.
A petition is a quick and easy way to bring issues to the attention of our Councillors and influence local decision making.
A petition can be submitted by a person of any age who lives, works or studies in the Wakefield Metropolitan District. You can:
send us a paper petition
Paper petitions should be sent to the City Solicitor, Wakefield Council, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW
What needs to be in a petition
We treat as a petition any communication which is signed by or sent to us on
behalf of at least 20 signatories. Petitions submitted to the Council must
- A clear and concise statement covering the subject of the
petition. It should state what action the petitioners wish the Council
- The subject matter of the petition must relate to a function of the
Council, (or its partner authorities if the petition relates to an
improvement in the economic, social or environmental well being of the District
which a partner authority could contribute to). Petitions may also relate to
matters which are sub-regional and cross-authority
- The name, address and signature of at least 20 people who
either are resident, work or study in the Wakefield Metropolitan District.
- Clear contact details for the person who has organised the
petition so that they can be contacted and sent a detailed response to
the issue the petition has raised.