Is there an appeal process?
Appeal to an Overview and Scrutiny Committee
If the petition organiser is not satisfied with the outcome of a Cabinet Member’s decision consideration of his/her petition, he/she may appeal to an Overview and Scrutiny Committee by notifying the Petitions Officer of his/her intention to appeal within 15 working days of being notified of the authority’s decision on the petition.
Within 10 working days of receipt of intention to appeal, the Petitions Officer will notify the petition organiser of the time, date and place of the next convenient meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and will invite the petition organiser to attend the meeting and to address the Committee for up to 3 minutes on why he considers that the authority’s decision on the petition is inadequate.
At that meeting, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee will invite the petition organiser and Ward Councillors to make their representations and to explain why s/he considers that the Cabinet Member’s response was insufficient. The Overview and Scrutiny Committee may not override the Cabinet Member, but the Cabinet Member must consider any recommendations made by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.