Petitions

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9. What to do if you feel your petition has not been dealt with properly

If you feel that we have not dealt with your petition properly, the petition organiser has the right to request that a relevant scrutiny committee review the steps that we have taken in response to your petition.

The committee will consider your request at its next meeting which will normally be
within three months of receiving it. Should the committee determine we have not
dealt with your petition adequately, it may use any of its powers to deal with the
matter. These powers include instigating an investigation, making recommendations
to the Council’s Executive and arranging for the matter to be considered at a meeting
of the full Council.

Once the appeal has been considered the petition organiser will be informed of the
results within seven days. The results of the review will also be published on our
website.