Submitting a petition

Wirral Council welcomes petitions and recognises that they are a way in which people can let us know their concerns about issues affecting the region.

Petitions may be presented to the Committee. The person presenting the petition will be allowed to address the meeting briefly (not exceeding one minute) to outline the aims of the petition. The Chair will refer the matter to another appropriate body of the Council within whose terms of reference it falls without discussion, unless a relevant item appears elsewhere on the Agenda. Please give notice of petitions to committeeservices@wirral.gov.uk in advance of the meeting.

An online 'ePetition' can also be created by you and signed by other local people using this web site. This allows supporting information to be made available to a potentially much wider audience than a traditional paper-based petition.

Before submitting a petition, please read our guidance:


You can also download a standard paper petition form and submit it to the address given on the form:

Inappropriate petitions

We can’t accept a petition if:

  • it relates to an identifiable person
  • it might lead to the Council acting illegally
  • it clearly supports the financial interests of the person submitting the petition
  • it contains matters associated with political parties or organisations
  • it refers to a matter which is already the subject of legal proceedings
  • it’s submitted from employees regarding terms and conditions of employment
  • it duplicates a previous petition submitted within the previous six months

If the subject is a particular licensing or planning application, then it will be reported to the appropriate meetings that deal with the application.