How do I submit a petition to the Council?
Dover District Council welcomes both paper petitions and e-petitions (submitted via this website) and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let it know their concerns.
What is an e-Petition and how do I create or sign one?
An e-Petition is defined as a petition which collects signatures online via the Council's website.
The advantage of an e-petition that that it allows petitions to be made available to a potentially much wider audience than a traditional paper based petition. An e-Petition, like a traditional paper petition, can relate to any issue on which the Council has powers or duties or on which it has shared delivery responsibilities through the Local Area Agreement or other partnership arrangement.
Any person who lives, works or studies in the Dover District Council area, including those less than 18 years of age, can organise a petition or be a signatory.
The Council's Petition Scheme set's out the full conditions under which the Council will accept a petition.
If a petition applies to any of the following matters other procedures will apply and it will not be considered under this petition scheme:
(a) Any matter relating to a planning decision (including about a development plan document or the community infrastructure levy);
(b) Any matter relating to a licensing decision;
(c) Any other matter relating to an individual or entity in respect of which that individual or entity has the right of recourse to a review or right of appeal conferred by or under any other enactment. This includes:   Statutory petitions (such as requesting a referendum on having an elected mayor); or   Matters where there is already an existing right of appeal (such as council tax banding and non-domestic rates).
An e-Petition is a petition which collects signatures online. This allows petitions and supporting information to be made available to a potentially much wider audience than a traditional paper based petition.
Anyone who lives, works or studies in the area can submit or sign an e-Petition.
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