A petition is a request for Kirklees Council to consider an issue or concern or to take a particular course of action. Petitions set out a particular view point and can be a useful tool to demonstrate that a view is shared by others. Kirklees Council welcomes petitions as one of a variety of ways in which people can let us know their concerns.

Do you have a concern about your local area?

If you have a concern about your local area, neighbourhood or community, please contact:

View Current Petitions

View current and completed Petitions here before submitting a petition as it may relate to a previous petition.

Who to contact for advice on petitions?

Send an email to or write to the address below.

What should be included in a petition?

The Council will not accept a petition which:

Areas which do not apply to the petitions process -

This Petitions Scheme does not apply to certain matters, where there are already existing processes for communities to have their say. The following matters are therefore excluded from the scope of this Petitions Scheme:

Submitting a Petition

You can submit a paper petition or use our e-petition scheme.  Click here to read the full guidance on how submit a paper or e-petition and how the Council will deal with it. We recommend that you read the full document before starting a petition.

You can submit an e-petition via submit an ePetition | Kirklees Council. You may need to register as a new user or login if you have previously registered.

By email to: - in this case each sheet of signatures should be scanned in full as an exact replica of the original copy.

You can submit a paper petition to:

Kirklees Council

Governance & Commissioning - Governance

PO Box 1720




How will we respond?

We will acknowledge all petitions within 10 working days of receipt. We will advise if the petition is valid and explain what happens next. This depends on what the petition asks for and how many people have signed it.