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Taking part in or creating a petition is one way that individuals, community groups and organisations can get involved in what the Council does. It allows people to raise issues of public concern and gives Councillors the opportunity to consider the need for change. Our aim is to make the Council as inclusive and accessible as possible.
When you submit a petition to the Council it can have positive outcomes by creating informed debate which may result in the Council taking further action to address the concerns raised. The Petitions Committee considers petitions lodged by members of the public or local businesses. Petitions must meet the criteria listed in the guidance notes.
If you wish to submit a petition please read the guidance on submission of petitions.
A petition by an individual can be considered if it is supported by at least 500 people who live in the City of Edinburgh Council area and are on the electoral register. The Convener has discretion to declare a petition with greater than 250 signatures valid if it relates to either a local issue or relates to a community of interest. A petition by a business requires the support of 20 businesses on the valuation roll.
If you wish to support an existing petition please read through the petition criteria so that you understand how you will be involved.
The views expressed in the petitions do not necessarily reflect those of the City of Edinburgh Council. The Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising in any way from the use of, or reliance on the contents of, the Council's e-petition web pages. The Council accepts both paper and electronic petitions from the public but does not promote or discourage them. Petition organisers are responsible for publicising any petition they wish to organise.