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Petitions - Tunbridge Wells Borough Council


The Council welcomes petitions and recognises that they are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. All petitions will be handled in accordance with the Tunbridge Wells Petition Scheme. This page summarises the key elements of Scheme and provides details of any current or recent petitions.

Submit a petition

Petitions submitted to the Council must include:

  • a clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition. It should state what action the petitioners wish the Council to take;
  • the name, address, email address (where available) and signature of any person supporting the petition. Supporters of the petition can be anyone who lives, works or studies in the area of the Borough Council; and
  • be submitted in a paper format or be submitted through the Council's approved e-petition software.

Petitions must be accompanied by contact details of the petition organiser, who can be anyone who lives, works or studies in the area of the Borough Council. This is normally the person we will liaise with concerning the petition.


Petitions must be submitted to the Head of Policy and Governance at:

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Town Hall
Royal Tunbridge Wells

Enquiries to: or call 01892 554219.


An e-petition is the same as a written petition except that it is 'signed' electronically and is delivered to the Council through our approved e-petition software.

There are no current ePetitions

Summary of potential responses

Fewer than 50 signatures:

Response by an officer and treated as standard correspondence

50 or more but less than 500 signatures:

Written response by a Senior Officer of the Council

500 or more but less than 1000 signatures:

Petition will be considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee who may hear evidence in public from a Senior Officer of the Council

1000 or more signatures:

Petition requiring Full Council debate