We want everyone who lives, works or studies in West Sussex to
be able to petition the County Council. If we can, we will do what
your petition requests. If we cannot, we will explain why.
Before considering whether or not to raise a petition to the
County Council you may want to discuss your issue with your
local county councillor. They may be able to help you with it
or explain how to make representations on a particular subject to
the right person at the County Council and whether what you want is
a matter for the County Council.
Details of how to submit a petition to the County Council are
outlined in the Petitions Scheme document. It outlines how the
County Council deals with petitions, explains the different options
and includes contact details of officers who can provide advice
about the submission of your petition.
Online petitions (e-petitions)
Once you have read the Petitions Scheme document you can create
If you have already started a paper petition, these numbers can
be included in your e-petition.
Once your e-petition has closed a copy of our response will be
posted on it. Responses to other e-petitions can also be
Paper petitions previously submitted can be viewed in the
document below. It gives details of e-petitions' statuses and is
updated to provide a summary of their final outcomes.