Guide Petitions Show all parts of this guide Introduction What can petitions cover? What are the different types of petitions? Who can submit a petition? What must a petition include? Are there petitions which the Council will not accept? How to submit a petition What will the Council do when it receives my petition? How do I present my petition at a Council meeting? How will the Council respond to petitions? Petitions for debate at a Council meeting Petitions asking for officers to give evidence What can I do if I feel my petition has not been dealt with properly? 4. Who can submit a petition? Anyone who lives, works or studies in East Devon, including under 18’s, can sign or organise a petition.