Petitions Just Got 'E'asier
Tuesday 14th September 2010
Submitting petitions has just leapt into the
21st century and now it couldn’t be easier for citizens
wishing to let the Council know their views. On 6th
September 2010, the Council introduced a new online e-petitions
facility, which enables members of the public to submit petitions
If sufficient signatures are received, the
petition will go forward and be considered by the full Council.
By law, all Councils should have an e-petition
system in place by 15th December 2010, but Bedford
Borough Council want to be amongst the first Councils in the
country to take the lead on the initiative.
Cllr Nick Charsley, portfolio holder for Rural
and Corporate Affairs, at Bedford Borough Council, said: “The new
system will make it easier for residents and hopefully encourage
more use of the petitions system, which can only strengthen the
democratic process in Bedford.”
For more information on e-petitions or to
submit a request to start a petition please visit http://www.bedford.gov.uk/ and
type in the search for ‘e-petitions’.