Celebrating Local Democracy Week 2014 with ways to have your say, part 2

Published Friday, 17 October 2014

We are marking Local Democracy Week 13-19 October with a wealth of information about registering to vote, how to vote and other ways to have your say on issues that matter to you.

To end the week, here’s another way to have your say… petitions.

The council welcomes petitions with 50 or more signatures, recognising that they are a great way for people to let them know their concerns. If you would like to send a petition to East Northamptonshire Council, please address it to: Member Services Officer, East Northamptonshire Council, Cedar Drive, Thrapston NN14 4LZ. An acknowledgement will be sent within 14 days, which will set out what the council plans to do in response.

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council adds: “Creating a petition gives individuals and community groups a voice, allowing people the opportunity to raise issues with councillors. We take public concern very seriously and will always consider petitions carefully.”

Petitions with more than 4,000 signatures can be presented at any one of the full council meetings during the year for a debate. For dates and times of these meetings please visit our calendar of meetings page.

If you would like to present your petition to the council, or would like your councillor to present it on your behalf, please email the Democratic Services Manager or phone 01832 742113 at least five working days before the meeting.

View the council petition scheme.

Throughout Local Democracy Week 2014, East Northamptonshire Council explained how to register to vote, have your say at council meetings, find out more about the work of town and parish councils, get involved in consultation opportunities and submit a petition. To recap visit our news archive.
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