The council welcomes petitions from those who live, work, or study in South Oxfordshire and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns or the strength of public feeling.

All petitions sent or presented to the council will receive an acknowledgement from the council within 10 working days of receipt. This acknowledgement will set out what we plan to do with the petition. We will treat something as a petition if it is identified as being a petition, or if it seems to us that it is intended to be a petition.


You can create, sign and submit petitions online at This link will take you to an external website...

Petitions can also be presented to a meeting of the Council. These meeting dates and times can be found here. If you would like to present your petition, or would like your councillor or someone else to present it on your behalf, please contact Democratic Services at least 10 working days before the meeting and they will talk you through the process.

If your petition has received over 500 signatures or more it will also be scheduled for a council debate and if this is the case we will let you know whether this will happen at the same meeting or a later meeting of the council.

Paper petitions can be sent to:

Democratic Services
South Oxfordshire District Council
Council Offices
Benson Lane
Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8AY

Download further guidance on petitions here. (43.8 KB) PDF

Last reviewed: 06 - 09 - 2017

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