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, explain how to make representations on a particular subject to the right person and decide whether what you want is a matter for the County Council.
We recommend you read the rules on submitting petitions in Standing Orders (paragraphs 3.39 to 3.44) before proceeding. This explains the different options and how we deal with petitions.
For more information on how the Petitions Scheme works and detailed guidance on how to petition the County Council, see the document below.
Online petitions (e-petitions)
Paper petitions and third party e-petitions can be accepted provided they follow the requirements in the Standing Orders (see above).
Responses to closed e-petitions can be viewed in the document below.
You can view paper petitions and a summary of how the County Council responded to them in the document below.
Third party petitions
We accept e-petitions created on sites hosted by third parties, applying the same principles for externally created petitions. Refer to the guidance above before creating or submitting your petition.
Be aware that it is the responsibility of the lead petitioner (the person who created the petition) to submit it in a format that enables us to verify the address of each of the petition's signatories.