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We welcome petitions about matters that are of concern to you and other people across the borough.

Sign or submit an ePetition

Important changes

In response to feedback we have reviewed our petitions scheme to ensure that all petitions will receive a written response and petitions receiving over 500 signatories will now be considered by the relevant Service Committee. See our petitions scheme for more details.

Submitting a petition

There is no need to obtain a licence or certificate to collect signatures for a petition.

We can accept petitions submitted online or on paper. Petitions will be handled according to our Petitions Scheme.

Petitions must include:

  • Details and reasoning in support of your petition
  • A statement of what action the petitioners wish the council to take
  • The contact details (including address) of the person organising the petition. This person will be contacted in response to the petition.
  • The name, address and the signature of any person supporting the petition. An address can be a place of residence, work or study, but this must be located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

You should treat all those you invite to support your petition with courtesy and respect regardless of whether or not they choose to sign.

Paper petitions

You can submit paper based petitions to our Democratic Services department, or via your local ward Councillor.

Online petitions

Petitions must be submitted via Richmond Account. Register now or log in to your Richmond Account.

It is important that you read our publication rules and guidance before submitting a petition on our website.


You may find the solution to a problem you are having in our ePetitions frequently asked questions.

Please read and follow the steps on this page before contacting us. If the answer to your query can be found in our FAQs, we will direct you to there.

Join the Democratic Services weekly newsletter, The Digest, which contains a link to the petitions we have received.

If you have any further questions or comments, please contact the Democratic Services department.

Democratic Services

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
York House
Richmond Road

Telephone: 0208 891 7183

Updated: 04 January 2021

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