Petitions and deputations

Submit a petition

You can submit a petition to us about issues which relate to matters within our responsibility or affects the general well-being of residents of the Borders.

  • Petitions should be submitted with at least ten signatures from persons aged 16 or over.
  • Signatures must be from a minimum of three addresses.
  • Petitions from local businesses will be accepted where there is support from at least five businesses on the valuation roll for Scottish Borders Council.

How do I submit a petition?

What happens after I submit a petition?

If your petition is valid, it will be put forward to the next meeting of the Petitions Committee which meets four times a year. The decision made will be recorded in the minute and sent to the principal petitioner. There will be no right of appeal to a final decision made in response to a petition.

Download the petitions form