Petitions are documents (whether electronic or physical) that contain details of issues that are important to communities and the City & County of Swansea as a whole, signed by local electors who are in support of the proposed action
The Council has a published a Petitions Scheme (as per the Local Government & Elections (Wales) Act 2021).
Before submitting a Petition, residents should:
- Contact the Council to see whether an ordinary service request would resolve the issue.
- Contact a relevant ward Councillor(s) to see whether they can help.
An ePetition is a petition which collects signatures online. This allows petitions and supporting information to be made available to a potentially much wider audience than a traditional paper based petition.
Anyone who lives, works or studies in Swansea can submit or sign an ePetition. There are no age restrictions (children can also submit and sign petitions).
ePetitions are part of Swansea Council's ongoing commitment to listening to and acting on the views of the public.
Supporting an ePetition
To support an existing ePetition choose an ePetition and add your name, address and email address.
To find out more about the issue, see the supporting information, provided by the lead petitioner, attached to the ePetition.
Submitting an ePetition
An ePetition can relate to any issue on which the Council has powers or duties or on which it has shared delivery responsibilities through a partnership arrangement.
Read the ePetition Guidance to find out how to submit an ePetition and how the Council will deal with your ePetition.
You may also like to start a paper petition, this works in exactly the same way as an ePetition except that you must hand the petition into the Council or submit it to a councillor. This can work well for collecting signatures in person. You can use our printable petition template for your paper petition.
For more information about submitting either an ePetition or Paper Petition please view the Petitions Scheme.
The City and County of Swansea accepts no liability for the petitions on these web pages. The views expressed in the petitions do not necessarily reflect those of the providers.
If you have any queries about ePetitioning or any comments or suggestions, please email Democratic Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.