The Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk's Petition Scheme was agreed by full Council in June 2010 in response to the duty introduced by the Local Government, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, which requires councils to respond to petitions.


The Borough Council welcomes petitions as we recognise that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns.


A petition requires 250 signatures to become valid and require a response from the Borough Council.  A petition with 2500 signatures or more will require a senior officer attending one of the Council's Panel meetings to discuss the issue and a petition with over 5000 signatures will trigger a debate on the petition at full Council.


For more information please refer to the Borough Council's Petition Scheme and Petition Terms and Conditions.





For further information please contact: Democratic Services, Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk, King's Court, Chapel Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EX, Telephone: 01553 616632, Email:


Petitions Received

  • Save King's Lynn Arts Centre Petition (5,381 signatures) - Received and debated at Full Council on 30 September 2010.
  • No public toilet facilities at Snettisham Beach (810 signatures) - Received 9 September 2011 - Meeting held with Parish Council to discuss options.


Last updated: 07 September 2015
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