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The Council welcomes petitions from those who live, work, or study in the High Peak and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. All petitions presented to the Council will receive an acknowledgement within 10 working days of receipt. This acknowledgement will set out what we plan to do with the petition.

Download the council's Petition Scheme [123KB]  for more information and guidance on how to submit a petition to us and how we then process it.

Petitions submitted to the Council must include:

  • A clear concise statement covering the subject of the petition.  It should state what action the petitioners wish the Council to take.
  • The name and address and signature of any person supporting the petition.

However, there are some matters under this scheme that you cannot raise a petition against. Other procedures apply for matters relating to the following:

  • Planning
  • Council Tax
  • Licensing (Liquor, Entertainment & Taxi/Private Hire Licenses)
  • Comments, Compliments & Complaints

If you have an electronic copy of your petition with signatures on, it can be emailed to our Democratic Services team.

If you wish to send a paper copy of the petition please send to: Democratic Services, High Peak Borough Council, Town Hall, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EL.

Under the Scheme, details of all petitions received are to be published on the Council's website.

Date Received

Number of SignaturesSubjectAction RequestedCouncil's Response
July 2010500Furness Vale FieldTo undertake to protect our village field for the future use of the community and to support the creation of a village park which all the local residents will be able to enjoy.Meeting held with petition organisers.
January 2011320Hadfield CenotaphThat the area around Hadfield Cenotaph is made more secure.The Council is working with local organisations and other key partners, such as the police, to develop proposals for addressing residents concerns.
October 2012611George Street Wood, Glossop The Council will take the views expressed in the petition into account as part of the Local Plan process.
December 2012312Possible site options in Local PlanNot to include sites G3 and G4 as preferred options in the Local PlanThe Council will take the views expressed in the petition into account as part of the Local Plan process.
August 2017728Buxton Mineral WaterMeasures relating to the accountability and operation of St Annes Well, Buxton. 
January 20181,021Serpentine Community FarmThat a long-term lease be granted for Serpentine Community Farm at Serpentine Walks, Buxton.A report will be considered by a future meeting of the Council's Executive.
April 2018828George Street Woods ProtestMeasures relating to the protection of the trees and public access to the area.A Tree Preservation Order has been made and the area has been identified as local green space in the Council's Local Plan.