About petitions

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 Aberdeen City Council as inclusive and accessible as possible. We accept electronic or paper petitions.

How to submit a petition 

Before you submit a petition please read the guidance documents below. Please note, the number of signatures required to submit a petition has been reduced from 250 to 100.

There are two versions of the petitions form, one for individuals and one for local businesses, voluntary organisations, social enterprise companies or Community Planning Partners. Paper petitions will not be available online.

When we receive your petition, you will receive an automated acknowledgement. We will then aim to respond to you within 14 days - this allows time for us to make checks in relation to competency.

Deadlines for submission

The Petitions Committee will consider any valid petition at their next scheduled meeting

What happens next

The Petitions Committee can make one of the following decisions:

  • Take no action and advise the lead petitioner of the Committee's reasoning.
  • Agree that the matter be the subject of a report to the relevant Committee(s) – petitions can be referred with or without a recommendation.
  • Refer the matter to a relevant organisation with or without a recommendation.

Contact us

Clerk to the Petitions Committee
Aberdeen City Council
Corporate Governance
Town House
Broad Street
AB10 1AQ
01224 523054 

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