Active and Completed Petitions

The East Sussex County Council website lets you create an online petition which can be shared via social media such as Twitter and Facebook (by copying the web address of the petition page), and circulated in print.

Guidance on creating and submitting online petitions

Note: A petition may only be signed by those who live, work or study in East Sussex. Each signatory to a petition should include their name and address (business, home or place of study).

If you want to submit a petition to one of the district or borough councils in East Sussex, please use the following links:

Title Respondents Deadline to sign by
Hawth Hill, Seaford 92 17/04/2021
Increase Secondary School capacity to ensure children attend their local school 65 24/04/2021
Improvements to A259 Bishopstone Junction 327 07/05/2021
Clearing Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, to allow Covid social distancing 65 12/05/2021
When it comes to real road repairs, it shouldn’t be just poor quality patch up jobs, particularly in Silverhill and St. Helens. We seem to be consistently forgotten by a distant County council. We the undersigned demand that the roads of St. Leonards and Hastings are safe, well maintained and with clear road markings as a matter of urgency. 42 14/05/2021
Bolton Road: Phase 2 of the Eastbourne Town Centre Redevelopment Works 52 14/05/2021
Pebsham traffic calming 1 01/06/2021
Ban diesel lorries or introduce congestion charge for large lorries and delivery vehicles 1 06/06/2021
Improving road surface - C40 Jevington Road 231 Finished

Presenting your petition at council meetings

If you have been involved in organising a petition, you should talk to your local councillor about having it presented at a local council meeting.

Petitions are only presented if they are about matters for which the Council is responsible.

Find your county councillor

What happens to a petition?

The Chairman receives petitions from councillors immediately before full Council meetings. Often the Chairman refers petitions to the Cabinet or a Lead Member (a member of the Cabinet with an area of special responsibility) for consideration. Where this is done, one signatory to the petition is invited to address the decision making body about the petition.

Our Petitions Scheme describes the process of presenting a petition in more detail. The sections ‘Full council debates’ and ‘Officer evidence’ set out how many signatures are needed to trigger a full council debate, or require a senior council officer to give evidence at a public meeting:

How we handle petitions - our Petitions Scheme