Guidance to creating and supporting a petition online using the council’s e-petition facility

Creating an e-petition
To set up an e-petition, you must complete this online petition registration form which will be submitted to the Council. As petition organiser you will need to provide us with:
·         Your name
·         Postal address
·         Email address
·         Name of the e-petition
·         Full details of the e-petition
·         How long your petition will run
When you create an e-petition we have to check that the content of your petition is suitable before it is made available for signature. If we feel we cannot publish your petition for some reason, we will contact you to explain the reasons why. (for example on some occasions, we may need to seek further advice on the content of your petition).

More information about what petitions can and cannot be accepted please refer to our webpage here (opens in a new window)

Once your details and the petition have been confirmed, we will put it on the website and you will be provided with the website address which you can use to publicise your petition. We will email you to confirm when this is done.We will aim to confirm the above within a few working days.  

​Supporting an e-petition
To support an existing e-petition each person signing it should provide their name, signature and address. More information about the issue provided by the lead petitioner will be attached to the e-petition.
What happens after the petition has closed
Detailed information about what happens next can be found here (opens in a new window)
Data Protection and Confidentiality
We comply with all legislation governing the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The information you provide through this survey will be kept secure and analysed by Warrington Borough Council. 

To find out more please see:
Data protection policy |
Privacy policy |
Privacy policy | SmartSurvey

Other formats
If you have any concerns or questions about the survey, require the questionnaire in another language or format including large print, Braille, audio or British Sign Language or simply require assistance in completing the form please email